CORAL COAST ALAGOAS - Brazil

Basic Information
Site Name
CORAL COAST ALAGOAS
Short name
CCAL
Country
Brazil
Keywords
biodiversity conservation
coral reefs
ecosystem management
Estuaries
mangroves
Site Description
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.
Metadata Update Date
2019-07-02 16:10:44
General Characteristics, Purpose, History
Purpose
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).
Photos
Extensive coastal coral reefs offer perfect conditions for visit and snorkeling
Extensive and conserved mangrove forests used by endangered species as manatee
Fishing occurring in multiple use areas in Coral Coast MPA
Geographic
Affiliation and Network Specific Information
Affiliation
LTER Brazil (LTER_SAM_BR_CCAL)