Technical Subsidies and Social Mobilization for the Ilha da Queimada Grande Tourist Planning Plan

Research to support shared management.
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Programs :
Marine Protected Areas / Conservation-Associated Businesses

Period :
December 2017 to September 2019.

Location :
Refuge of Alcatrazes, São Sebastião (SP).

partners:

Nucleus for Integrated Management of the Alcatrazes Archipelago of the Chico Mendes Institute for Biodiversity Conservation (ICMBio), Instituto do Mar of the Federal University of São Paulo - IMAR / UNIFESP and Laboratory of Marine Ecology and Conservation of the Federal University of São Paulo - LABECMAR / UNIFESP .

The island of Queimada Grande, in Itanhaém, is home to a rich marine biodiversity, in addition to unique habitats, such as the coral reef farther south in the Atlantic and its associated rhodolith bank.

The tourist activities practiced in the region are relatively well known, but very little is known about the impacts of this type of practice on local life.

However, things started to change with the scientific dissemination of the discovery of the reef, which coincided with the process of preparing the Management Plan for the APA Marinha do Litoral Centro do Estado do SP.

Thus, after almost two decades of the proposal to create a National Marine Park for the region, efforts to conserve the Island of Queimada Grande returned to the agenda through the articulation of the APA Marinha to start a process of ordering its public use.

It was in this scenario that the Linha D'Água Institute began its activities in this territory, in partnership with local research institutes to support a project that seeks to offer technical subsidies and mobilize local actors in the construction of a tourism planning plan for the region, seeking a sustainable and balanced use, aiming to conserve the diversity of life in the place.