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AMAP is dedicated to the conservation of the Mata Atlântica and its biodiversity.

AMAP is a German-Brazilian non-profit conservation organization. AMAP was founded in Germany in 2016 and began its mission in Bahia in 2017 after establishing an association of the same name in Brazil, aiming to save the habitat of the golden-headed lion tamarins. In the following years AMAP has expanded its mission to the conservation of the Mata Atlântica and its flora and fauna, for the benefit of people and nature. The golden-headed lion tamarin is the symbol for the mission.

  • 2016 - AMAP Germany (Marburg, Hesse): statute

  • 2017 - AMAP Brazil (Ilhéus, Bahia): statute

  • 2019 - AMAP Switzerland (Zurich): statute

AMAP promotes the conservation and expansion of the highly fragmented Mata Atlântica through a variety of activities, including land acquisition, reforestation, support of research projects and organic sustainable cacao cultivation.
The base of our activities in the region is the association's own farm "Bom Pastor" not far from the Almada River.


Our story


Forest restoration

Forest Landscape Restoration with the Pataxó HãHãHãe community in the Caramuru Paraguaçu reserve. Aiming to restore deforested farmland with agroforestry systems to generate sustainable incomes for the comunity





AMAP is supporting the UESC and the UFPA with an inventory of aquatic vertebrates in the Lagoa Encantada e Almada landscape conservation area. The project is investigating animal groups that have received little attention to date. Turtles, amphibians and fish populations are being studied.




AMAP supports the EAI-Project, which aims to understand the long term biodiverstity and socioeconomic impacts of agricultural land use change on nature and humans. We collaborate with the SASE-Lab an the UESC.




We exported the first cocoa beans of Fazenda Bom Pastor to Germany. We produced together with Coppeneur our first own chocolate, which you can purchase in our online store.


Species conservation

AMAP is supporting an inventory of golden-headed lion tamarins in their original distribution range. The objective is to identify habitats that are crucial for the long-term survival of the lion tamarins. The results are the basis for subsequent AMAP conservation projects.

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AMAP joined Cabruca, a cooperative of local cocoa farmers in Bahia and starts the certification process of the cabruca at Bom Pastor. This certification will be completed in 2023


Farm purchase


AMAP purchased Fazenda Julia, which is situated nearby the Almada River. 



Species conservation

Since 2018, AMAP has been supporting long-term monitoring of the endangered golden-headed lion tamarins in various cabrucas to ensure their long-term survival.



AMAP begins its first project on the Fazenda Bom Pastor, the reforestation of a wildlife corridor to connect habitats of golden-headed lion tamarins. The project was realized together with many volunteers from Germany and Brazil. The first 8000 trees were planted this year.

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Farm purchase

AMAP was pleased to acquire the Fazenda Bom Pastor. A cocoa farm in the middle of Bahia's cocoa coast. It is now the headquarters of AMAP Brazil and the basis for our activities and projects.

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Following the establishment of AMAP in Germany, an association of the same name was established in Brazil to promote the long-term survival of the endangered golden-headed lion tamarins.

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Get in touch

Please feel free to get in touch if you need further information or want to collaborate.

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