Importance, Establishment and Management Plan of the Parque Nacional Marinhos Dos Abrolhos, Brazil

by Julio Gonchorosky, Parque Nacional Marinho dos Abrolhos, Brazil,
Gilberto Sales, Parque Nacional Marinho dos Abrolhos, Brazil,
Maria Julia Belém, Parque Nacional Marinho dos Abrolhos, Brazil,
Clovis B. Castro, Parque Nacional Marinho dos Abrolhos, Brazil,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastlines of Brazil

Abstract: On April 6th, 1983, the 'Parque Nacional Marinho dos Abrolhos' (PARNA) was created by a decree of the Brazilian Presidency. The PARNA was established with two distinct areas: one centered in the 'Parcel dos Abrolhos'; and the other in one of the inner reefs. This paper discusses the background to the park's development, problems in creating it, development of PARNA, the 3-year management plan, and other aspects of the subject.

Subject Headings: Developing countries | Coastal management | Resource management | Reefs and sills | Parks | Ecosystems | Brazil | South America

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