CRIA - Centro de Referencia em Informacao Ambiental
The Reference Center on Environmental Information (Centro de Referência em Informação Ambiental - CRIA, www.cria.org.br) is a Brazilian not-for-profit organization established in December 2000 with the mission to contribute to the sustainable use of Brazilian biodiversity. CRIA was accredited in 2002 by the Brazilian Ministry of Justice as an Organization of Civil Society of Public Interest (OSCIP). With a technical staff of 10 specialists, CRIA´s work is carried out in close collaboration with numerous organizations. The activities are focused on the development of tools, applications and information systems to support the integration, dissemination and use of biodiversity data.