Tourism Versus Conservation in Fernando De Noronha Island, Brazil

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by Dieter Muehe, Univ Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil,
Denise Rivera Tenenbaum, Univ Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil,
Maria Teresa M. de Szechy, Univ Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastlines of Brazil:

Abstract: Conscious of the problems created by tourism expansion and searching for a definition of the uses compatible to the restoration and the maintenance of ecological equilibrium, the previous administration of the Archipelago organized a multidisciplinary group to gather data for the elaboration of the Master Plan for the development of the Archipelago in 1986. To achieve this objective, in a preliminary analysis, the work proposes to identify conservation areas, i.e., liable to be used for tourism without degrading the environment, and preservation areas where human interference would be virtually non-existent. The techniques of integrated evaluation were adopted, partially based on perception, having in mind the orientation of future studies as well as the identification of areas for emergency action. This paper discusses the study area, methodology and results.

Subject Headings: Tourism | Islands | Developing countries | Ecological restoration | Equilibrium | Maintenance | Coastal environment | Terminology and definition | Emergency management | Human factors | Brazil | South America

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