The Rio Negro Sustainable Development Reserve (RDS Rio Negro) belongs to the mosaic of the Lower Rio Negro, located in the state of Amazonas, in the municipalities of Manacapuru, Novo Airão and Iranduba, housing about 600 families. The work developed by the families is agriculture, tourism and forestry wood management.
RDS Rio Negro was created through Law 3,355, December 26, 2008. The reserve area is 103,086.00 hectares of protected area. Also used for scientific research, as it has a large number of animal and plant species still unknown to the scientific community.
Access to RDS Rio Negro is made by boats, through the magnificent Rio Negro. In the locality, there are many water bodies, beaches and, consequently, great facility for ecological and community-based tourism.
Through the managing agency, SEMMAS – Municipal Secretariat for the Environment and Sustainability, RDS Rio Negro has an organized tourism, working with the community, so that the inhabitants of the region create a community-based tourism, consequently, a sustainable and profitable tourism for the riverside people and tourists.
Community-based Tourism in the Rio Negro Sustainable Development Reserve
The RDS Rio Negro was established with the sole purpose of preserving the life of the Amazon rainforest, the historicity and knowledge of the riverside peoples, to bring the recognition and appreciation in which the peoples of the forest are important to the Amazon.
Community-based tourism comes down to that message. It is through such a practice that one realizes the value they have and how they can offer the right way and a lot of knowledge to foreign and national tourists, even regional ones.
The community best known for community-based tourism is Tumbira. Located about 60 km from Manaus, on the right bank of the Rio Negro, descendants of the migratory period of the Northeasterners to Manaus in the Belle Époque.
It is possible to know the way of life in which these people lead. They are surrounded by Amazonian nature and show their cuisine, handicrafts and trails through the forest, strengthening ecological tourism.
Immersion in the Amazon forest and in the knowledge of the Amazonian caboclo is undoubtedly conducive to incredible experiences. To reach RDS Rio Negro, access the RBarcos platform and check the boats and nautical tours available.