CORAL COAST ALAGOAS - Brazil
CORAL COAST ALAGOAS
The Marine Protected Area Costa dos Corais (APACC) created in 1997 is the largest marine/coastal protected area (MPA) in Brazilian coast. The APACC cover about 400,000 ha area including natural systems as coral reefs, estuaries, mangroves, seagrass banks, sand beaches and Atlantic forest as well as traditional fishing and tourism activities.
General Characteristics, Purpose, History
This is a federal multiple-use MPA that aims to connect conservation and sustainable use of natural resources in direct (fishing) and indirect ways (tourism and research).