: : NEGATIVE IMPACTS OF TOURISM
AND ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION
is an activity that also generates also impacts, environmental, social
or cultural. To reduce these negative impacts is a guarantee to the supported
development of tourism while conserving the cultural and natural patrimony
of the region.
the protection of the landscapes and the scenic beauty in the coastal
line of the region of Itacaré and to facilitate the development
of regional tourism, the government of state of Bahia created in the 1993
the "Itacaré/Serra Grande Area of environmental protection"
(APA). The APA possesses a rich natural patrimony formed by exuberating
florestal areas, mangroves, cascades and waterfalls of crystalline waters,
rivers, streams, oceans, corals and beautiful beaches with breathtaking
scenarios. The region of the APA covered by the Atlantic rainforest contains
one of the biggest biodiversities of Brazil and the world. The APA occupies
a coastal line of 6 Km's in length, and a total area of approximated 16.800
hectares. The following are recommendations for environmental protection:
- Keep the APA clean, throw
away trash in the trash
- Respect the ocean bordering
zones, avoiding traffic of cars on the beaches.
- Alert authorities of predatory
- Never eat meat from wild
- Respect the local culture
and contribute for a society of individuals who are aware of the importance
of conserving this cultural patrimony.
- Avoids loud noises after
- Be aware of transit norms.
Walk more often than ride.
: : ENVIRONMENT IMPACT AT THE
environmental aggressions on the coastal regions modify the outline
of waves, changes in the characteristics of the ocean floor, currents,
microclimate and quality of water. All this can transform perfect
waves into non attractive waves to surfers.
impacts that directly influence the attractiveness of the spots
in the region are:
- Alterations of ocean
floors due to changes at sandbars and destruction of coral reefs.
- Deforestation: Causing
the silting of rivers and changes in the wind system.
- Marine Pollution: With
the outflow of sewers, garbage thrown on the beaches and the trash
that comes from the ocean.
: : HOW TO PRESERVE THE SURF
to dimish these impacts is a job for everybody, especially surfers. For
the region's natural beauty to be preserved, we must:
- Clean trails and beaches,
bringing along garbage bags to pick up trash left by others.
- Inform tourists and residents
about the practices of preserving the environment.
- Restrain from using motorized
vehicles on the beaches.
- Denounce deforestation and
irregular constructions in the coastal areas.
- Denounce the outflow of sewage
into the beaches.