The RDS – Puranga Conquista Sustainable Development Reserve is an area of preservation of the Amazon rainforest and occupies an area of 76,936.00 hectares belonging to the mosaic of the Lower Rio Negro.
The RDS Puranga Conquista was created through Law 4,015, from March 23, 2014, along with the forest part belonging to APA – Environmental Protection Area of the Left Bank of Rio Negro. In addition to the RDS Puranga Conquista preserving the forest, animals and the many species that have not even been scientifically cataloged, it also contributes to 20 communities in that region.
The site preserves communities and the biodiversity area for recreational, scientific, cultural and educational purposes. It is recognized for preserving a species of primate belonging to the Amazon region, which is threatened with extinction, the Sauim de Coleira.
Among recreational activities, the community works with the preservation of turtles: tracajás, turtles, ias, irapucas, among others. They observe and control the brooders so that they are not invaded by possible predators, collect the eggs until they are hatched and, when they reach an adequate size, they release them in the middle of nature, when a festival is held. The entire process is monitored by the State Secretariat for the Environment (SEMA).
Tourism in Conquista Sustainable Development Reserve
Tourism is a recreational activity in the community. The main type is rural tourism, followed by community and ecological tourism. Nautical tourism is possible, as it is located close to the Tupé and Parna Anavilhanas RDS.
There are indigenous communities like the Baré, belonging to the Nova Esperança Indigenous Community, who work with handicrafts, agricultural production, and traditional knowledge that they share with visiting tourists, all with the option of lodging.