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dc.contributor.authorde Sousa-Felix, Rosigleyse Corrêa
dc.contributor.authorCoelho Pessoa, Rubem Manoel
dc.contributor.authorda Costa, Rauquírio Marinho
dc.contributor.authorJiménez Quintana, José Antonio
dc.contributor.authorCajueiro Carneiro Pereira, Luci
dc.contributor.otherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament d'Enginyeria Civil i Ambiental
dc.date.accessioned2020-07-30T14:12:10Z
dc.date.issued2020-03
dc.identifier.citationDe Sousa-Felix, R. [et al.]. Recreational beach management: a case study from the Amazon coast. "Journal of coastal research", Març 2020, vol. 95, núm. SI, p. 775-779.
dc.identifier.issn0749-0208
dc.identifier.otherhttps://bioone.org/journals/Journal-of-Coastal-Research/volume-95/issue-sp1/SI95-151.1/Recreational-Beach-Management--A-Case-Study-from-the-Amazon/10.2112/SI95-151.1.short
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2117/328094
dc.description.abstractCoastal tourism is the most important segment of this economic sector, given that a majority of tourists tend to prefer coastal destinations. The sandy beaches of the Brazilian Amazon coast, with their well-preserved environments distributed along 3900 km of coastline, have considerable potential for tourism, in particular, ecotourism. The aim of this study was to evaluate of the tourism scenario of three Amazon beaches for the identification of the strengths and weaknesses of this environment, and the investigation of the principal external factors (legislation, economics, and environmental conditioners) that influence local tourism. Data on hydrological and socioeconomic variables were collected and used as input for a SWOT matrix to determine the principal strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats existing for these beaches. The principal opportunities are derived from the legislation, including the State Coastal Management Plan, the Beachfront Project, and the management plans of the local conservation units. The threats are maximized by the inadequate application of the legal management mechanisms, which has resulted in beaches with no public sanitation, water treatment, the unregulated occupation of land, low levels of education, environmental degradation, and a loss of biodiversity. The principal strength for the management of the Amazonian beaches is the fact that these sites are in the public domain, which allows the government to implement wide-ranging management strategies based on the systematic evaluation of parameters. The weaknesses of the beaches identified in the present study included the lack of public sanitation, high concentrations of visitors, and inadequate beach security services. Overall, the analysis of the SWOT matrix indicated that the adoption of the Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) principles would provide an excellent opportunity for the changes necessary to resolve the environmental problems observed on the study beaches. This would help to establish a more inclusive, participative, and proactive approach to the management of the local beach environments.
dc.description.sponsorshipThis study was financed by FAPESPA through universal project no. 115/2008. The authors Sousa (141551/2012-7), Pereira (309491/2018-5) and Costa (311782/2017-5) would like to thank CNPq for research grants. Sousa would also like to thank CAPES for a PhD sandwich scholarship (8337/13-6).
dc.format.extent5 p.
dc.language.isoeng
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Enginyeria civil::Enginyeria hidràulica, marítima i sanitària::Ports i costes
dc.subject.lcshSeashore--Recreational use
dc.subject.lcshSeashore--Brazil
dc.subject.lcshAmazonas (Brazil)
dc.subject.lcshCoasts -- Recreational use
dc.subject.otherBeach recreation
dc.subject.otherSWOT
dc.subject.otherAmazon beaches
dc.subject.otherConservation Units
dc.subject.otherCoastal management
dc.titleRecreational beach management: a case study from the Amazon coast
dc.typeArticle
dc.subject.lemacAmazones
dc.subject.lemacTurisme litoral
dc.contributor.groupUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. LIM/UPC - Laboratori d'Enginyeria Marítima
dc.identifier.doi10.2112/SI95-151.1
dc.description.peerreviewedPeer Reviewed
dc.relation.publisherversionhttps://meridian.allenpress.com/jcr/article/95/SI/775/437649/Recreational-Beach-Management-A-Case-Study-from
dc.rights.accessRestricted access - publisher's policy
local.identifier.drac29004473
dc.description.versionPostprint (published version)
dc.date.lift10000-01-01
local.citation.authorde Sousa-Felix, R.; Coelho, R.; da Costa, R.; Jimenez, J.A.; Cajueiro, L.
local.citation.publicationNameJournal of coastal research
local.citation.volume95
local.citation.numberSI
local.citation.startingPage775
local.citation.endingPage779


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