Location and

In an area of 230,000 m², the Anami Institute is inserted in the Miringuava River Basin, whose delta is in the Iguaçu River and is entirely located in the municipality of São José dos Pinhais.

The Institute has complete infrastructure, that includes input storage warehouse, veterinary outpatient and surgical centers, quarantine sector, veterinary kitchen, dressing rooms and meal halls for staff and the enclosures for the primates and other animals. The latter were developed in accordance with each species biological needs, taking into account factors like well-being, solar exposure and safety for animals and caretakers. The facilities were built in a former agricultural property.

The Institutes perimeter also comprises weirs and areas for temporary food product cropping (such as corn, vegetables, roots, fruit and other legumes) without the use of chemical fertilizers, only organic compost. The facility is in a Permanent Preservation Area (PPA) that, in accordance with the current Brazilian Forestry Code (Law no. 12,651 of 25/May/2012), may be classified as: “protected area covered, or not, by native vegetation with the environmental role of preserving water resources, landscape, geological stability and the biodiversity, facilitating the genic flow for fauna and flora, protecting the soil and guaranteeing the well-being of human populations”.

The surrounding area also comprises remainders of the Mixed Ombrophiles Forest, thus characterized for still containing specimens of the Paraná Pine (Araucária angustifolia). Other plant species of high relevance found in the area are Imbuia (Ocotea porosa); Pinheiro-bravo (Podocarpus lambertii); Cedar (Cedrella fissilis), Canela-sassafrás (Ocotea odorifera); Aroeira (Schinus terebinthifolius) and the Matte herb tree (Ilex paraguariensis). This vegetation provides food and shelter, temporary or definitive, for different species of wildlife, migratory or in permanent residence.