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Fernando de Noronha Archipelago (Brazil): A Coastal Geopark Proposal to Foster the Local Economy, Tourism and Sustainability

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Tourism Department, Ponta Grossa State University, Ponta Grossa 84010-330, Brazil
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Natural Areas Tourism Laboratory, Speleological Research University, Ponta Grossa 84100-000, Brazil
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School of Natural Resources, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 26506, USA
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Academic Editor: Salvatore Ivo Giano
Water 2021, 13(11), 1586; https://doi.org/10.3390/w13111586
Received: 9 May 2021 / Revised: 22 May 2021 / Accepted: 30 May 2021 / Published: 4 June 2021
Coastal zones across the world are often listed as protected areas as a result of their sensitive ecosystems and frequent social uses. One category of protected area that allows for protection and use is a geopark. A geopark combines geological heritage conservation with sustainable development and must include meaningful geological characteristics, and scientific content. Geoparks can stimulate the coastal economy through the appreciation of the heritage and development of sustainable tourism, along with environmental protection and interpretation. There are geoparks on islands and coastal areas in many continents. Fernando de Noronha archipelago (Brazil), has relevant geodiversity and the potential to join the Global Geoparks Network (GGN). For the creation of a geopark, it is important to acknowledge its geological heritage and relevance. This has already been done in Fernando de Noronha by the Geological Service of Brazil (CPRM), through the identification of the geosites in the island. The goal of this case study is to present actions that have been carried out and that may help on the report development for the proposed Geopark, as well as present the benefits that a geopark can bring to a coastal area. Opportunities for improving the economy with geoproducts and geofood are presented. View Full-Text
Keywords: geopark; Fernando de Noronha Archipelago; geosites; coastal zone; Brazil geopark; Fernando de Noronha Archipelago; geosites; coastal zone; Brazil
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Moreira, J.C.; Vale, T.F.d.; Burns, R.C. Fernando de Noronha Archipelago (Brazil): A Coastal Geopark Proposal to Foster the Local Economy, Tourism and Sustainability. Water 2021, 13, 1586. https://doi.org/10.3390/w13111586

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Moreira JC, Vale TFd, Burns RC. Fernando de Noronha Archipelago (Brazil): A Coastal Geopark Proposal to Foster the Local Economy, Tourism and Sustainability. Water. 2021; 13(11):1586. https://doi.org/10.3390/w13111586

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Moreira, Jasmine C., Tatiane F.d. Vale, and Robert C. Burns 2021. "Fernando de Noronha Archipelago (Brazil): A Coastal Geopark Proposal to Foster the Local Economy, Tourism and Sustainability" Water 13, no. 11: 1586. https://doi.org/10.3390/w13111586

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