eTHNOconservATION 

AND Coastal management 

OBJECTIVE

Develop research that generates scientific products for the conservation of sociobiodiversity in coastal areas, with special attention to traditional fishing communities, and carrying out extension projects that promote greater Academy-Government-Society integration.

Team

Maria Elisabeth de Araújo - Coordinator, Biologist (PhD), UFPE

Maria Danise Alves - Biologist (PhD), FAFIRE

Sérgio Gomes de Mattos - Researcher

Paulo Wanderley de Melo - Biologist (MSc.), UFRPE

Nicole Malinconico - Biologist (MSc.), USP

Cinthya Lima - Biologist, UFPE

Matheus - Biologist (MSc.), UFPE

Current projects

Título

Matheus Felipe de Souza Dias da Silva

MSc in Oceanography (2019-2021)

Pernambuco is a state that has several rich and productive coastal ecosystems, comprising various benthic and nectonic communities. This paper aims to analyze the potential areas of occurrence of macroalgae and sea turtles off the coast of Ipojuca, Pernambuco (Brazil), aiming to infer possible feeding areas of the species. The traditional knowledge of the region's fishermen will help us to find regions of higher incidence and preference for sea turtles.

Risk perception and adaptative strategies in a population of artisanal fishermen

PauloWanderley de Melo

MSc. in Etnobiology and Nature Conservation (2019-2021)

How does fishermen - who subsist tradicionaly of natural resources - perceive the environmental disturbances and cope with them? In this study we aim to underestand how socioeconomic factors (such as social involvement, participation in extension project and educational level) can affect the way they perceive the risks to the conservation of the esturay. The research will be carried out in the municipality of Rio Formoso (Pernambuco, Brazil), located in a estuarine zone wich is used by traditional fishermen and fisherwomen.

past projects

Mangrove swamps are a transitional environment that is heavily threatened due to its history of degradation and potential threats today. The objective of this research was to analyze the history of mangrove deforestation in Rio Formoso from 1993 to 2017, evaluating deforestation data to estimate and typify the lost area and identify the main deforestation drivers of this estuary.

Undergraduate Thesis in Environmental Biological Sciences (2019)

Cinthya Arruda de Lima

Mangrove deforestation in the Rio Formoso (PE) estuary complex from 1993 to 2017

Marine Protected Areas in Pernambuco: conservation actions in the decision makers' perception, with emphasis on artisanal fishermen

Nicole Malinconico

MSc. in Oceanography (2019)

The objective of this research was evaluate the priorities of the conservation actions of the management plans of the APAs, in the perception of the actors of the managing council, and to develop a tool to improve the understanding of these actions by the fishing communities. This study was carried out in the APAs Costa dos Corais and Guadalupe, located in neighboring areas on the south coast of Pernambuco.

Artisanal fishing: diversity, threat and commercialization of fish in Rio Formoso (PE)

Undergraduate Thesis in Bacharel in Biological Sciences (2018)

Paulo Wanderley de Melo

Threats to the conservation of coastal ecosystems can affect the quality of life and cultural resilience of artisanal fishing communities due to fish shortages. The objective of this study was to conduct an ethnobiological research with artisanal fishermen of Rio Formoso (PE), as a case study, to characterize the diversity and conservation of the caught fish, the fishing dynamics and the anthropogenic impacts that negatively affect the abundance of fish. caught in the estuary.

Environment and fishing resources in the Rio Formoso (PE) estuary: Fishermen, fisherwomen and environmentalists together against pollution

Maria Elisabeth de Araújo, Nicole Malinconico, Paulo Wanderley de Melo, Maria Danise de Oliveira Alves, Sidney Vieira da Silva, Felipe Lima Gaspar, Brenno Januario da Silva, Daniel Lino Lippi.

Extension Project (2017) - Edital 2017-03 PROExC-PIBExC Temático

No município de Rio Formoso (PE) a comunidade de pescadores artesanais hoje sofre com o declínio do pescado, fonte de renda deles. Uma das principais causas disso é a poluição gerada pelas usinas de cana de açúcar e pelo despejo de esgoto nos rios e mangues que formam o estuário. Frente a isso, o presente projeto fez com que discentes e docentes ecólogos da UFPE trabalhassem diretamente com essa comunidade de pescadores para que, juntos, buscassem soluções ambientais e sociais para o problema.

Etnoictiologia de comunidades tradicionais quilombolas e urbanas no litoral sul de Pernambuco

Marcela Juliana de Albuquerque Silva

Monografia em Engenharia de Pesca (2014)

A etnoictiologia é o ramo das ciências que estuda o modo como o conhecimento, o uso e os significados dos peixes ocorrem nas diferentes sociedades humanas. O município de Rio Formoso é conhecido como a cidade dos manguezais e caracteriza-se por possuir uma pesca essencialmente artesanal e estuarina.
O presente trabalho teve como objetivo avaliar o conhecimento etnoictiológico das comunidades tradicionais quilombolas e urbanas, quanto aos recursos pesqueiros existentes no estuário de Rio Formoso, litoral sul de Pernambuco.

Grupo de Ictiologia Marinha Tropical

Departamento de Oceanografia

Centro de Tecnologia e Geociências

Universidade Federal de Pernambuco

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