AMAZON SCIENCE MUSEUM
The first Advanced Jungle Laboratory
MuCA is the guardian of life and knowledge
MuCA is an initiative aimed at biodiversity preservation and genetic research in the Amazon, using all local potential in an unprecedented way to drive sustainable development through bioeconomy.
By uniting science and industry in favor of the planet's main biome, we reestablish a respectful and learning relationship with the environment – that allows, at the same time, the creation of therapies and products focused on health and on maintenance of native wealth. Thus, MuCA stands as a unique opportunity to consolidate humanity's greatest legacy for generations to come, a window for human beings to reconnect with nature and a door for industry to launch itself into the bioeconomy era.
The Amazon Science Museum (MuCA) is the first Advanced Jungle Laboratory in the country; a shelter for life, where traditional and scientific knowledge are united. On the banks of the Tapajós Flona, in the heart of the Amazon, it is located in the region with the greatest diversity of national ecosystems and the highest biological activity on the planet.
From the reconstruction of a historic city, built in 1934 by the American automaker Ford, the museum has the purpose of taking training and scientific dissemination to the interior of the Amazon for young people to undertake and lead, a bioeconomy project. MuCA is in the largest living gene bank on the planet and, through this asset, it opens a new horizon for nature, science and humanity.
We intend to rescue the competitive advantages of Amazon, by betting on productivity based on the dynamism of partner companies, on valuing biodiversity and on respect for the environmental partner, to create the first portfolio of products based on ESG criteria.
MuCA gathers several native species of a 15-years collection carried out in partnership with Instituto Butantan, supported by Ama Brasil organisation in the Amazon; a biological heritage that was under the custody of the University of the Amazon (Unama), which provided subsidies for the qualification of MuCA as a Museum by IBRAM – Brazilian Institute of Museums.
Research, Innovation and Industry
MuCA will host the first Advanced Jungle Laboratory in the Amazon, which will lead studies with animals, plants and microorganisms of high biological relevance for the development of wild foods, biocosmetics and phytopharmaceuticals. The research is the result of a partnership with the Federal University of Oeste do Pará - UFOPA and Biotec Amazônia.
MuCA’s main focus is Entrepreneurial Education in Bioeconomy. The project aims to train 635 young people in the region to work in the development of high value-added forest services and products, strengthening the bioeconomy in the Amazon, fostering local scientific research and reinforcing, through science, the importance of the forest for the survival of humanity and the planet.
In partnership with UFOPA, a community will also be formed to work in an extractive reserve (Tapajós-Arapiuns) with 3,600 hectares of forest for production chains of raw materials with high added value for the industry. UFOPA technicians and researchers will work to standardize these assets in accordance with regulatory and industrial standards.
MuCA's presence in the Amazon also represents the beginning of a practical approach to ESG (Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance).in the world's most biodiverse territory. We seek to implement sustainable forest management based on actions focused on valuing its natural attributes and preserving existing resources. We place education and scientific knowledge as strategies for nature conservation and a more prosperous, equal and sustainable future.
Boletim MuCA #5: encontro reúne entidades e comunidade local em torno do debate de indicação geográfica em produtos regionais
Nesta terça-feira, 13, o Comitê Científico do MuCA, representado pela professora Rosa Mourão, realizou um encontro para debater o uso do registro de indicação geográfica
Mais uma semana de atividades intensas no museu! A professora e doutora Isabel Portugal retornou à Belterra para dar continuidade ao curso de Algas &