In 2021, the United Nations (UN) established the period from 2021 to 2030 as the “Ocean Decade”. It is a global effort to increase knowledge about the ocean in all its aspects and to participate in the efforts of science, governments and civil society to revitalize and protect marine life.
On June 8, we celebrate World Ocean Day and the ten initiatives shown in this article show the association of tourism, science and education in favor of the conservation of marine biodiversity in Brazil. This is where Brazil’s marine life is protected
Sustainable and responsible tourism
- The search for more authentic experiences, outdoor activities and more contact with nature will be one of the major trends in tourism in the coming years.
In order to encourage sustainable companies that can promote the conservation of biodiversity in coastal marine regions and that also move towards these expectations for tourism, the Boticário Group Foundation for Nature Protection has selected ten projects to start from this year technical and receive financial support.
if responsible tourism solutions Developed in the Northeast, Southeast and South regions of the country, are among the 19 nationwide initiatives selected by Camp Oceano, which will allocate a total of R$3.7 million in financial support over the next three years.
- In addition to tourism, solutions were also supported to reduce pollution at sea and mitigate the effects of the climate crisis in coastal areas.s.
“Developed through co-creation, with training and mentoring to improve ideas, the Camp Oceano projects have demonstrated the potential to generate positive and lasting impacts for the conservation of our coastal and marine areas, through tourism, science, education, economic development and community integration”,
evaluates Omar Rodrigues, senior manager Engagement and Institutional Relations at Fundação Grupo Boticário.
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Discover 10 initiatives that unite tourism, science and education to conserve Brazil’s marine biodiversity.
Most supported projects are located in the Northeast. Of the six outstanding initiatives in the region, two are in Pernambuco. THE Coalition for the Corals is a program scientific tourism to integrate the local community of Porto de Galinhas in solving reef degradation and the demand for new tours.
The project, carried out by Coral BioFactorypursues a reef recovery program divided into four management programs: coral transplantation, mapping and monitoring, diseased colony recovery, and educational experiences.
Aerial view of Porto de Galinhas, in Pernambuco (Photo: Getty Images)
all the project birds of noronha seeks convergence between activities of tourism and promotion of conservation actions in the Fernando de Noronha archipelago. Operated by the Espaço Silvestre Institute, it aims to preserve the greatest diversity of seabird species in Brazil, in addition to boosting the local economy, science, communication and social engagement.
From João Pessoa (PB), de Coral project I take care is an integrated and participatory management model to help nautical tourism people and entrepreneurs conserve Paraíba’s coastal reefs, using interactive digital technology and environmental awareness campaigns. The purpose of the solution, developed by the Association for the Development of Science and Technology (Scientec), is to: Promote responsible and sustainable tourism, with an emphasis on monitoring ecosystem health and continuously involving users in conservation measures.
In Ceará, an initiative of the Association for Research and Conservation of Aquatic Ecosystems (Aquasis) belongs to the selected.
The project Know to keep visa for responsible tourism promotion in the municipality of Icapuí, with the aim of strengthening community tourism, by facilitating an orderly visit for observation and experience through a participatory tourism plan. The project will technical and legal support for the various social actorspromoting the strengthening of tourism activities for the conservation of manatees and migratory birds, endangered species and their natural habitats.
The project Exploring the ocean on the trail of sea turtlesof the Instituto de Desenvolvimento Sustentável da Península de Maraú, in Bahia, integrates a series of local actions to connects the tourist trade, residents, tourists and governments, to reduce pressure on natural resources due to tourism disruption. It works from the spread of oceanic culture through educational tourist circuits and the development of a application that connects people and businesses to the conservation of oceans and turtles.
Prepared by Reef Conservation Projectin Alagoas, the Fomentando o Ecoturismo solution at APA Costa dos Corais aims to participatory tourism in coral reef monitoring of the largest coastal marine protection unit in Brazil. The process includes: train tourists and enable them to collect data during snorkeling tours† A team of researchers will undertake quarterly expeditions to compare and validate the data collected by tourists.
Two solutions will benefit marine tourism on the north coast of Rio Grande do Sul. Initiative of the study group of aquatic mammals of Rio Grande do Sul (Gemars), de project How do you turn towers to the sea? aims to face-to-face and virtual observation of the marine fauna in Torres† It also plans to draw the city’s attention to the coast through the implementation of wolf and sea lion-watching tourism, without necessarily being on board.
O bar buttonsanother gaucho project that will receive financial support from Fundação Grupo Boticário, is a solution for improving community tourism linked to conservation in Barra do Rio Tramandaí† Through participatory methods of qualification and awareness of local actors, the valorization of services and the scenic beauty of the landscape, the NGO Kaosa project aims to be a catalyst for the sustainability of fishing and coastal communities.
Organized by the Educational Foundation of the Joinville Region, the Pathways to the Sea project – TNature tourism for the conservation of Babitonga Bayin Santa Catarina, plans to de nature observation boat tripjust like the porpoises, the smallest dolphin in the world and in danger of extinction.
The project aims to generate the technical basis for the development of activities and to transfer the generated products to a network of collaborators, including young people undergoing technical training in tourism. you generated products have great potential to be translated into government policy†
The grouper can grow up to 3 meters in length and weigh more than 400 kg (Photo: Getty Images)
One of the supported projects will be developed on the north coast of São Paulo. The solution Diving with Meroof the Terra Viva Environmental Association, wants to develop technology to production of groupers in captivity, create protocols for managing young individuals, mapping areas of eligibility for release, repopulation and promotion of observation tourism of megafauna.
The grouper can reach a length of three meters and more than 400 kilograms. The project provides training for traditional communities, promotes ocean culture, facilitates grouper observation tourism and strengthens surrounding communities.