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This document contains information that will help orient you during your stay so please read the following pages. If you have any questions after reading this, contact the reserve administrator for additional information (contacts on final page).
Scheduling a visit
Reaching the reserve
The reserve is easily accessible along highway BA-001 between Ituberá and Igrapiúna. Only enter through the Portaria 2 entrance approximately 1 km north of Igrapiúna. Do not try to enter the Michelin office and factory area (Portaria 1). Use the reserve maps to guide yourself once passed the Portaria 2 gate.
The reserve administrator and CEB staff work from 7 am-12 pm and from 1-4 pm Monday through Friday, so any activity requiring their services should be scheduled according to this program.
The CEB building is equipped to receive individual scientists or groups of up to 23 visitors. The building has dormitories, a dining room, kitchen, bathrooms, inter-net access, and space for preparing fields samples. Michelin provides 2 meals/day, bed sheets, and a towel for visitors staying at the CEB. Inform the reserve administrator of the number of people in your group and how many meals you will need. Please respect the following rules of conduct while staying in the CEB.
The 40 km trail network is designed to enable scientists to sample each of the habitats found in the reserve. Trails are standardized 1 m width, marked with flagging at 100 m intervals. In the abandoned rubber groves and along the wetland edges, the roads serve as the trails. The trails are marked on the reserve maps.
We can provide temporary field help for researchers during their first visit to the reserve. The purpose of this help is for our staff to show the scientists how to reach their research sites. We sometimes concede help to graduate students to establish their research plots when this work is particularly arduous and they lack other field help. Ask the reserve administrator in advance if you need field help.
Driving in the reserve
We charge no lodging or research fees
Dr. Kevin M. Flesher – Reserve Director
Tel: 55 73 98133 5359
André Souza dos Santos - Reserve Administrator
Tel: 55 73 98102 7942
Reserva Ecológica Michelin
Rodovia Ituberá/Camamu, Km 05
Igrapiúna - BA