Discover 10 initiatives that combine sustainable tourism, science and education

Fundação Grupo Boticário offers technical and financial support for ten projects aimed at responsible tourism on the Brazilian coast. Watch!

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In order to stimulate sustainable businesses capable of promoting the conservation of biodiversity in coastal-marine regions and that also approach the growth expectations of outdoor activities and greater contact with nature, which are the main tourism trends for the next few years, the Foundation of the Boticário group for the protection of nature has selected ten projects to receive technical and financial support starting this year.

According to the official statement, the responsible tourism solutions developed in the north-east, south-east and south regions of the country are among the 19 initiatives across the country selected by Camp Oceano, which will allocate a total of 3.7 million BRL to financial support for the next three years. According to the note, in addition to tourism, solutions were also supported to reduce pollution at sea and reduce the effects of the climate crisis in coastal regions.

“Camp Oceano projects, developed through co-creation, with training and mentoring to improve ideas, have shown the potential to generate positive and lasting impacts for the conservation of our coastal and marine areas, combining tourism, science, education, development economic and community integration ”, he assesses Omar Rodrigues, Senior Manager of Institutional Involvement and Relations at Fundação Grupo Boticário, in an official note sent by e-mail to the editorial staff of DIARY.

Check below the 10 projects selected by Camp Oceano, based on the region of each of them:

Northeast region

According to the official statement, most of the projects supported are in the Northeast. Of the six outstanding initiatives in the region, two are in Pernambuco. The Coalition for Corals is a scientific tourism program to integrate the local community of Porto de Galinhas in solving coral reef degradation and the demand for new tours. The project, carried out by BioFábrica de Corais, aims to implement a coral reef restoration program, divided into four management programs: coral transplantation, mapping and monitoring, recovery of diseased colonies and educational experiences.

already the project noronha birds, according to the note, seeks to bring together tourism activities and the promotion of conservation actions in the Fernando de Noronha archipelago. Held by the Espaço Silvestre Institute, the initiative aims to preserve the greatest diversity of seabird species in Brazil, as well as stimulate the local economy, science, communication and social engagement.

From João Pessoa (PB)the project coral I’ll take care of it is an integrated and participatory management model to help nautical tourism people and entrepreneurs in the conservation of the coastal coral reefs of Paraíba, using interactive digital technology and environmental awareness campaigns. The goal of the solution, according to the note, prepared by the Association for the development of science and technology (Scientec), is to promote responsible and sustainable tourism, with particular attention to monitoring the health of the ecosystem and the permanent commitment of users in conservation measures.

No Cearaamong those selected there is also an initiative of the Association for the Research and Conservation of Aquatic Ecosystems (Aquasis). The project Knowing to preserve aims to promote responsible tourism in the municipality of Icapuí, with the aim of strengthening community-based tourism, allowing for an orderly visit for observation and experience through a Participatory Tourism Plan. According to the note, the project will provide technical and legal support to various social actors, promoting the strengthening of tourism activities for the conservation of manatees and migratory birds, endangered species and their natural habitats.

already the project Discovering the ocean on the trail of sea turtlesfrom the Instituto de Desenvolvimento Sustentável da Península de Maraú, in Bahia, integrates a set of local actions to connect the tourism sector, residents, tourists and public authorities, in order to reduce the pressure on natural resources resulting from the tourist disorder. It works from spreading ocean culture through educational tourism loops and developing an application that connects people and businesses with ocean and turtle conservation.

Prepared by the Reef Conservation Project, in alagothe solution Promote ecotourism in the APA Costa dos Corais aims to promote participatory tourism in monitoring the coral reefs of Brazil’s largest coastal and marine conservation unit. The process includes the training of tourists and the ability to collect data during snorkeling excursions. A team of researchers will carry out quarterly expeditions to compare and validate the data collected from tourists.

Southern region

According to the note, two solutions benefit maritime tourism in the North coast of Rio Grande do Sul. Initiative of the Rio Grande do Sul Aquatic Mammal Studies Group (Gemars), the project How to transform the towers into the sea? aims at the present and virtual observation of marine fauna in Torres. It also intends to draw the city’s attention to its coast through the implementation of wolf and sea lion observation tourism, without necessarily having to be on board.

or Bar buttonsanother Rio Grande do Sul project that will receive financial support from the Fundação Grupo Boticário, is a solution to promote community-based tourism related to nature conservation in Barra do Rio Tramandaí. Through participatory methods of qualification and awareness of local actors, the enhancement 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.

Realized by the Educational Foundation of the Joinville Region, the project Caminhos do Mar – Nature tourism for the conservation of Babitonga bayam Santa Catarina, intends to promote tourism on board to observe nature, such as the porpoise, the smallest dolphin in the world and in danger of extinction. The project intends to generate the technical bases for the development of activities and to transfer the generated products to a network of collaborators, including young people who are attending a technical tourism course. The generated products have great potential to be transformed into public policy.


Finally, according to the newsletter, one of the supported projects will be developed in North coast of Sao Paulo. The solution Diving with Mero, of the Terra Viva Environmentalist Association, aims to develop the technology for captive grouper production, as well as create protocols for the management of young individuals, mapping of areas with aptitude for release, repopulation and stimulation of megafauna observation tourism . The grouper can reach three meters in length and over 400 kilograms. According to the note, the project will provide training to traditional communities, promoting ocean culture, enabling grouper-watching tourism, and strengthening surrounding communities.

To find out more, visit the website of Ocean Field and from Apothecary Foundation.

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