For co-existence, (bio)diversity and justice in conservation

Henyo Trindade Barretto Filho

I am PhD in Social Anthropology from the State University of São Paulo (2001) and have been studying protected areas and Indigenous lands policies since then. I have been a teacher at the Department of Social Sciences of the Federal University of Amazonas from 1990 to 1994 and at the Department of Anthropology of the University of Brasília (UnB) from 1994 and 2006. During the period I lived in Amazonas, I joined the NGO Vitória Amazônica as a researcher and member of its board. After these periods at universities, I worked professionally for 11 years in civil society as Program Manager of the NGO Instituto Internacional de Educação do Brasil (IEB), where I managed scholarships’ and courses’ programs, and fostered institutional strengthening of community grassroots associations for the advocacy of territorial rights and socioenvironmental justice in the Amazon and the Cerrado. Over these eleven years, I was part of the faculty, as a collaborator, of the Professional Master’s in Sustainability among Traditional Peoples and Territories at the Center for Sustainable Development of UnB. In 2016, I returned to the Department of Anthropology at UnB, where I am now linked to the Laboratory of Anthropology of Science and Technology. From July 2016 to July 2018, I acted as main representative of the Brazilian Association of Anthropology on the Genetic Heritage Management Council of the Ministry of the Environment. Since 2020, I have been a member of the Science Panel for the Amazon under the auspices of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network.


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Recent relevant publications:
BARRETTO FILHO, H. T.; RAMOS, A. et al. “Chapter 31: Strengthening Governance and Management of Lands and Natural Resources: Protected Areas, Indigenous Lands, and Local Communities’ Territories”. In C. NOBRE et. al. (eds.) Science Panel for the Amazon. Amazon Assessment Report 2021. Part III – The Solution Space: Finding Sustainable Pathways for the Amazon. New York: United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network. p. 31.1-31.32. 2021.

BARRETTO FILHO, H. T. Desenvolvimento, meio ambiente, povos indígenas e comunidades tradicionais no Brasil de hoje: uma mirada a partir da Antropologia pública. Aisthesis [online], 2021, n. 70, pp. 263-286.

BARRETTO FILHO, H. T. A Tale of Ruination: Amazon Forest Peoples and the Deadly Synergistic Effects of the Pandemic. The Society for Cultural Anthropology, Fieldsites, Hot Spots Editors’ Forum. From the Series: Firestorm -Critical Approaches to Forest Death, 2021.

CARDOSO, T. M.; ELOY, L.; BARRETTO FILHO, H. T.; SILVEIRA, P. C. B. Apresentação do Dossiê: Antropologia das Áreas Protegidas e da Sustentabilidade. Anuário Antropológico, v. 45, p. 11-24, 2020.

ELOY, L.; SOUZA, C.; NASCIMENTO, D.; NOGUEIRA, M. C. R.; BARRETTO FILHO, H. T.; BUSTAMANTE, P.; EMPERAIRE, L. Traditional agricultural systems in soybean interstices in Brazil: processes and limits of agrobiodiversity conservation. CONFINS (PARIS), p. 1-17, 2020.