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Awards and Prizes

Due to the merit of the work, the originality, performance, dedication and results, Neiva Guedes and the Hyacinth Macaw Project received several awards, trophies and decorations.

Pantanal Merit Necklace 2022

Neiva Guedes, received the State’s “Colar do Mérito Pantaneiro” for her relevant contributions to Mato Grosso do Sul and the Pantanal region.

Honorable Mention in the ALUMNI USP 2022 Award

Neiva Guedes received the Honorable Mention in the USP ALUMNI Award. The USP Alumni Award, established by the USP Alumni Office, with support from the University of São Paulo’s Rectory, aims to recognize and award USP’s graduates who have distinguished themselves for their contributions, in different areas of professional activity, and who have positively impacted society and environmental sustainability.

International Day of Girls and Women in Science 2020

Neiva Guedes won a card portraying her as a character from Turma da Mônica – Donas da Rua da Ciência by Maurício de Souza e Produções. In celebration of the International Day of Girls and Women in Science, February 11, 2020.

"Makes a difference" Award 2019

Neiva Guedes was one of three people nominated for the Award: “Makes a Difference”, in the Society/Science and Health category, organized by Jornal O Globo and the Federation of Industries of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, December 2019.

18th CREA Goiás Environmental Prize "Cities: from challenges to solutions" 2019

Neiva Guedes received the CREA Goiás Environment Award 2019, granted by the Regional Council of Engineering and Agronomy of Goiás, in recognition of the merit of initiatives that stand out for the excellence of their contribution to environmental conservation actions, improvement of the quality of life, stimulating environmental awareness, for the construction of a more just, prosperous and sustainable society, in the category natural elements Nature/Biodiversity, on November 21, 2019.

Extraordinary Women Award 2019

Neiva Guedes received the Extraordinary Women’s Trophy, promoted by the students of the 6th Year of Elementary School, together with Prof. Andrea Cristina Werneck from Professor Licurgo de Oliveira Bastos Municipal School, October 2019.

National Biodiversity Award 2017

National Biodiversity Award, granted by the Minister of the Environment to the Hyacinth Macaw Project – Biology, Management and Conservation, finalist in the Second Edition in the Civil Society Category, Brasília-DF, April 22, 2017.

Motion of Congratulations for holding the “9 ̊ International Bird Symposium 2015

Motion of Congratulations to Dr. Neiva Guedes and team, for holding the “9 ̊ International Bird Symposium – Brazil: Land of Parrots”. Campo Grande, November 27, 2015.

Motion of Congratulations on World Environment Day 2015

Motion of Congratulations to Dr. Neiva Guedes for World Environment Day, celebrated on June 5th. Campo Grande, June 10, 2015.

OAB Environmental Merit Award 2015

Dr. Neiva Guedes, was honored with the OAB Award for Environmental Merit for her commitment and dedication to environmental conservation on September 4th at the III International Conference on Environmental Law, Campo Grande-MS, 2015.

Anhanguera Award for Scientific and Intellectual Merit 2014

Neiva Guedes supervised Kalyenny Rabenhorst, winner of the ANHANGUERA AWARD FOR SCIENTIFIC AND INTELLECTUAL MERIT, granted by Anhanguera Educacional for the Best Work of the Scientific Initiation Program – PIC/PIBIC in 2013. Award delivered at the Anhanguera Educacional National Award Event held in Campinas -SP, May 19, 2014.

1st place award for the best presentation at the 8th Internal Seminar on Scientific Initiation 2013

Neiva Guedes supervised Kalyenny da Costa Rabenhorst, the 1st prize for the best presentation at the 8th Internal Seminar on Scientific Initiation; 6th Stricto Sensu Graduate Meeting, 2nd Lato Sensu Graduate Meeting of Universidade Anhanguera – Uniderp, with the work “Reproductive Success of the Hyacinth Macaw (Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus) in Natural and Artificial Nests in the Pantanal”, local University Anhanguera- Uniderp, 2013.

ANU Award 2013

To the Project “Art of Making and Recycling” from the Hyacinth Macaw Institute, the 2013 ANU Award in 2nd place, Rio de Janeiro-RJ.

2nd place award for the best presentation at the VII Internal Seminar of Scientific Initiation 2012

Neiva Guedes supervised Edson Lino Diniz Pereira, the 2nd place prize for the best presentation at the VII Internal Seminar on Scientific Initiation; 5th Stricto Sensu Graduate Meeting, 1st Lato Sensu Graduate Meeting of Universidade Anhanguera – Uniderp, with the work “Reproductive biology of the Blue-and-yellow Macaw (Ara Ararauna, Aves, Psittacidae) in an urban area of ​​Campo Grande, Mato Grosso Southern Gross. In:. Anais., Campo Grande, MS”, site Universidade Anhanguera-Uniderp, 2012.

OAB/MS Environmental Highlight Award 2012

Neiva Maria Robaldo Guedes, the OAB/MS Environmental Highlight Award 2012, conferred by the Brazilian Bar Association, Mato Grosso do Sul Section, proposed by the Environment Commission, for the active contribution to the environmental issue, in the OAB/ MS, in Campo Grande, MS, on December 11, 2012.

MS Cultural Merit Certificate 2010

MS Cultural Merit Certificate, granted by the Government of the State of Mato Grosso do Sul, for the relevant services rendered to the culture of Mato Grosso do Sul in Bonito-MS, during the 11th Winter Festival of Bonito, with the theme, The nature of the arts calls, on July 28, 2010.

Tribute to Dr. Neiva M. R. Guedes and team 2010

In the International Year of Biodiversity, the tribute to Dr. Neiva M. R. Guedes and team, from the professors and students of the University of São Paulo, for the life dedicated to saving the Hyacinth Macaw and 20 years of the Hyacinth Macaw Project. Prof. Dr. Alvaro F. de Almeida. Miranda, March 30, 2010.

Diploma and Medal of Legislative Merit awarded by the Legislative Assembly of the State of Mato Grosso do Sul 2009

Diploma and Medal of Legislative Merit granted by the Legislative Assembly of the State of Mato Grosso do Sul, instituted by Resolution 02/1985 of 08/28/1985, in recognition of his dedication and the extraordinary work carried out in the socio-political-economic context, which contributed, in an outstanding way, to the development and projection of the State of Mato Grosso do Sul, according to the constant history of the project that gave rise to the edition of Resolution 08/01/12/17/2008, a proposal authored by Deputy Professor Rinaldo, in Campo Grande on 11/30/2009.

Community Citizen Title 2007

Title of Community Citizen, granted by FM 100.9 Pan – “A Frequency of the Pantanal” of Aquidauana-MS, in December 2007.

Honorable mention in the Hyacinth Macaw Prize 2005

Honorable mention in the Hyacinth Macaw Award at the NATIONAL MEETING OF SCIENTIFIC INNOVATION FOR 21st CENTURY MAN – IV ENPIC, promoted by UNIDERP in Campo Grande/MS, with the work “The use of the geographic information system (GIS) and works on conservation of the hyacinths and red-and-green macaws from the Pantanal Sul Matogrossense” by Guedes, N. M. R.; Macieira, A.C.; Toledo, M.C.B. 2005.

Ecology and Environmentalism Prize 2005

ECOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENTALISM AWARD, Trophy awarded to the Arara Azul/UNIDERP Project by the Municipality of Campo Grande – MS, in honor of the relevant services provided. On June 10, 2005.

Title of Environmental Merit and the Boto de Cristal Trophy - 2005

Title of Environmental Merit” and the “Boto de Cristal” trophy; received, in the 1st fortnight of December 2005, by the Association for the Preservation of Botos da Amazônia (APBA); offered to companies, NGOs and personalities that have contributed to the preservation and conservation of the environment, every 2 years.

Von Martius Environmental Prize 2004

VON MARTIUS ENVIRONMENTAL AWARD 2004, Trophy granted by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Brazil – Germany, São Paulo, recognizes the merit of initiatives by companies, public authorities, individuals and civil society that promote economic, social and cultural development with respect environmental. Winner in 2nd place, in the Nature Category, by the Hyacinth Macaw Project, carried out through UNIDERP and FMB, on November 22, 2004.

Eco Citizen Prize 2004

ECO CITIZEN AWARD 2004, award that recognizes the work, attitudes and actions of personalities and companies that collaborate for the construction of a more autonomous, equitable and sustainable society. Trophy awarded during the IV International Seminar “Urban Development, Globalization and Sustainability – Oil Cities – The Best Global Practices”, held in Macaé-RJ, on August 25, 2004.

Golden Ark 2004

GRAND MASTER OF THE ORDER OF THE GOLDEN ARK 2004, an honorary title awarded by His Royal Highness Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands in recognition of people dedicated to nature conservation. Knight Medal of the Order The Golden Ark 2004 delivered at Soestdijk Palace, Netherlands, on May 7, 2004.

Reception by Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, at Buckingham Palace:

HRH, the Duke of Edinburgh met Neiva Guedes at Buckingham Palace in London on May 18th, 2004. Neiva Guedes had received the Order of the Golden Ark for her work on the conservation of the Hyacinth Macaw in Brazil through the innovative use of nest-boxes. The Duke of Edinburgh met Neiva Guedes in his capacity as an Honorary Member of Birdlife International.

FINEP Technology Innovation Prize 2002

FINEP AWARD FOR TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATION 2002, Central-West Region, with the “Hyacinth Macaw Conservation in the Pantanal Sul-Matogrossense”, developed by UNIDERP. Trophy delivered in Cuiabá, 09/29/2002.

Super Ecology Prize 2002

SUPER ECOLOGY PRIZE 2002, finalist in the FAUNA/NGO category, taking second place in the biggest Environmental Prize in Brazil, launched by SUPER Interessante magazine, where there were about 500 projects registered from all over Brazil, São Paulo, April 2002.

Hyacinth Macaw Trophy 2001

Neiva Guedes received the ARARA AZUL TROPHY (HYACINTH MACAW TROPHY) for her dedication and work towards the conservation of hyacinth macaws in the wild, awarded by AMAS – The Mato Grosso do Sul Association of Retailers and Supermarkets, during the 21st Expo-Ecos, The Central-West Exposition and Meeting of Supermarkets, Campo Grande-MS, 03/27/2001.

Cláudia Prize 1999

Neiva Guedes, was one of the Ten Finalists of the CLAUDIA AWARD 1999, who with her talent, perseverance and ability to create original solutions contributes to improving the quality of life of Brazilians, Claudia Magazine, São Paulo, October/1999.

Woman Who Makes a Difference in the Environment Trophy 1998

TROPHY WOMAN WHO MAKES A DIFFERENCE IN THE ENVIRONMENT 1998, for the performance and results obtained in the Hyacinth Macaw Project-UNIDERP, offered by BPW-Campo Grande, Association of Women and Business Professionals of Campo Grande, Campo Grande-MS, December/98 .

Merit of Honor Diploma Identity of Mato Grosso do Sul/ Guaicuru 1998

DIPLOMA OF HONOR TO MERITO, for the relevant services rendered in favor of the preservation and dissemination of the memory and cultural identity of Sul-Mato-Grossense/Guaicuru, offered by the Guaicuru Culture Unit, Campo Grande, October 6, 1998.

Honorable Mention in the Nature and Society Program 1997

NATURE AND SOCIETY AWARD, in recognition of the technical quality, innovation and relevance of the master’s thesis (Reproductive Biology of the Hyacinth Macaw in the Pantanal), offered by WWF – World Wide Fund for Nature, with support from USAID – North American Agency for International Development and the Ford Foundation in July 1997.

Pieter Oyens Prize 1995

PIETER OYENS AWARD, for the contribution to nature conservation in Brazil, to the HYACINTH MACAW PROJECT, offered by the World Wide Fund for Nature, July/95.

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