Community Perceptions for Geoconservation of a Coastal Area in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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We collected socio-environmental data from the inhabitants of a coastal area in the State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in order to investigate the local knowledge about environmental, economic and cultural particularities of the area and the main human activities that impact the environment. Community perceptions from 11 localities in the Região dos Lagos were evaluated. The data analysis can help in the development of specific geoconservation activities for the study area, which is located in the aspirant Geopark ‘Costões e Lagunas do Rio de Janeiro’. This initiative of considering community perceptions can help to maintain and protect local geological sites, raise public awareness of environmental matters and help to manage the development of the new Geopark. Furthermore, it can also contribute to the sustainable development of the area and to the planning of effective policies to sustain progress. Taking into consideration the answers and needs of the interviewed communities, the key topics requiring geoconservation activities in the study area are land use planning and biodiversity, urban mobility, continuous monitoring strategy, environmental awareness, wastewater, urbanisation, geotourism, sense of place, waste and economical activities. Show more
Journal / seriesGeoheritage
Pages / Article No.
SubjectCommunity perceptions; Geoconservation; Geopark; Sustainable development
Organisational unit03775 - Haug, Gerald H. / Haug, Gerald H.
NotesIt was possible to publish this article open access thanks to a Swiss National Licence with the publisher.
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