Felinos do Aguaí Institute

Who we are

Felinos do Aguaí is a civil, private, non-governmental and non-profit association. It was founded in 2005 and is based in Siderópolis - SC. The Institute is dedicated to the conservation of wild felines that are among the most endangered species in the world, mainly affected by the loss of their habitat. The project is carried out in the Aguaí State Biological Reserve, one of the ten State Conservation Units in the State of Santa Catarina.

Activities include scientific research, environmental education and involvement with local communities to promote the conservation of species. With activities in the municipalities of Treviso, Siderópolis, Nova Veneza, Morro Grande, Bom Jardim da Serra and Criciúma, the project is part of the Conservation Unit's research and environmental education program, which has generated important results in the management and preservation of this protected area.

Our Mission

Research to educate for the conservation of wild felines and their habitats.

Our Vision

To be a reference institution, in an environment of continuous learning, to enable projects that promote environmental conservation.

Our Values

In our trajectory, we are inspired by our mission and vision and driven by values that incorporate:


Respect the principles, policies and procedures defined by the institute, regulated by law and society, working with honesty, professionalism and transparency.

Socio-environmental Responsibility

To contribute to the conscious and sustainable development of society, favouring the full exercise of citizenship and respecting the environment.

Respect for our financiers

To manage efficiently all resources coming from our donors, sponsors, partners and collaborators.


To act seriously and take responsibility for our actions.


To adopt innovative practices that result in the improvement of projects aimed at environmental conservation.