The Casa do Cerrado Foundation has existed since 1996, when the Emperor of Japan visited Brasilia and inaugurated the Foundation as part of an initiative to develop agriculture in the Brazilian Cerrado.
Soon afterwards, part of the Foundation’s physical
space underwent adaptations to include facilities for seedling reproduction, and the
Foundation became a center for the dissemination of knowledge about conservation.
The Casa do Cerrado Foundation has a garden known as the “Japanese Garden”,
which was built especially for the Emperor. In this garden, you will find the “Stone ofPeace”, a gift from the Emperor himself, brought all the way from Hiroshima, as well as
over 500 varieties of typical Cerrado plants.
Through the Casa do Cerrado Foundation, CAMPO supports all the work that has been
carried out in the Cerrado region to preserve native species by raising awareness in
public and private schools about the importance of the Cerrado region’s fauna and
flora, as well as teaching respect for the environment.