Why Horus?

Horus is an Egyptian god with a falcon head. His mother, Isis, is the goddess of homes, who protects the dead and gives them back their lives.

His father, Osiris, is an agrarian god who symbolizes the inexhaustible strength of vegetation and the vital activity of the universe.

Horus is a symbol of the alert eye of justice that watches over the strict enforcement of laws. He is often seen in combat to keep dark forces in balance and make the forces of light triumph.

Horus is inspiring because he reminds us that all forces in the universe are interlinked. In parallel, it is necessary to accept different points of view to build a vision for the future that suits us all while allowing for the conservation of nature and the well-being and survival of all living creatures.

Our Mission

Conserve and restore natural areas and their resilience to climate change by developing and supporting invasive alien species management programs, developing technical/scientific knowledge, building capacity, engaging volunteers, and providing information to society.

Our Vision

  • The Horus Institute is a leading organization in the management of invasive alien species in Brazil and in Latin America.

  • Natural ecosystems are functional and resilient to climate change.

  • Socioecological systems are sustainable and include adaptive measures to the management of invasive alien species and to mitigate the impacts of climate change.

  • Invasive alien species management initiatives are widespread in Brazil and in other Latin American countries, and include action by civil society.

  • The public recognizes the term “invasive alien species” and understands that they are harmful to the environment, health, the economy, and society.

Our Values

  • Transparency and ethics.
  • Empathy and generosity.
  • Collaboration and commitment.
  • Respect and value for diversity.