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Imagem: Parque Nacional da Serra da Bocaina / Crédito: André Sumida

O Semeia acredita que áreas protegidas, como por exemplo os parques, podem ser fontes de riqueza para o país, contribuindo para a geração de oportunidades de lazer, emprego, renda e bem-estar para a população


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Diagnosis of Public Use in Brazilian Parks: The Managers' Perspective | 2015 research

The third edition of the study "Diagnosis of Public Use in Brazilian Parks: The Managers' Perspective" was designed to map the situation of public use in parks, from the perception of professionals who work daily in the management of these areas.

The study looked at data from seven dimensions that make up the report: visitation, access, planning and management, monitoring and regulation, financial resources associated with using public, partnerships and outsourcing and working conditions. In all, 187 valid responses were collected, covering all regions of the country and 24 States.

Available in Portuguese.

Tourism Promoting Biodiversity

Originally published in English by Conservation for Biological Diversity (CBD), this manual provides strategies and best practices for the development and implementation of tourism plans to ensure the lowest possible environmental impact.

The purpose is to help planners, entrepreneurs, managers and decision makers to integrate sustainable tourism development with ecosystem services and the care of biodiversity.

Visit CDB’s website for the original study or download the translated version in Portuguese

Applicable Management Models to the Brazilian Protected Areas

This study was designed to map and analyze the institutional models available in Brazil for application in protected areas, identifying strengths and weaknesses of each alternative, in addition to critical aspects and main obstacles for its use.

In the study, we frame preliminarily different state management models, direct and indirect, and also non-state management models, such as partnerships with third sector structures, and concession models (concessions that offer quality utilities and services to citizens and concessions involving the transfer or granting of a right to third parties, which are not obliged, in principle, to provide a service or utility as an "exchange" for the right received).

Available in Portuguese.

Park Managers and Protected Areas: Perspectives | 2013 Research

The main goal of this research is to map the situation of the public use of Brazilian PAs based on the perception of professionals that daily manage these areas. Its 2nd edition was launched in 2014.

This study assesses four dimensions: visitation, revenue generation, public policies and work conditions.

Through the results, we intend to offer inputs to PAs’ management bodies that can be used for management planning and continuous management improvement of these spaces. Therefore, it actively contributes to stimulate new formulations of public policies that can, in fact, strengthen SNUC and value PAs’ managers.

Available in Portuguese.

Protected areas in Brazil: a contribution to public use for socio-economic development

We know that Brazil fails to generate funds for protected areas and does not efficiently take advantage of the potential for public use of these spaces.

This publication scales the magnitude of this loss and brings international case studies which show that the problems are similar and that the solutions get made through the adoption of new management models.

Available in Portuguese.