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About the project

SAMBA aims to train a new generation of scientists in cutting edge genetic technologies and methods to help speed up the description and monitoring of biodiversity in Norway and Brazil. Techniques that can identify species from the DNA left in the environment can be used to track species across space and time. Increasing impacts on the Brazilian and Norwegian wildlife and landscape from human activities and climate change pose a major challenge for a sustainable future. Knowing what species are where and how they respond to these changes is fundamental for making sound decisions on how to protect existing biodiversity in both countries, as well as contribute towards conservation projects in areas already impacted by human activities. SAMBA will also promote diplomatic ties between Norway and Brazil to ensure the sustainable communication of SAMBAs overarching goals in promoting biodiversity and conservation within the public sphere.


This project is financed by the Research Council of Norway, Project number 322457


This project is in cooperation with Universidade Federal de Pará, Instituto Tecnológico, and the Norwegian University of Life Sciences.  

Published Apr. 12, 2022 8:26 AM - Last modified May 3, 2022 12:24 PM