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WEEK PHOTO partially opened to visitors, the site is one of the Brazilian icons of tourism and preservation

Abrolhos National Park is an icon of environmental conservation tourism. Credit: Flávio PereiraPhoto of the Week, recorded by photographer Flávio Pereira, brings a little of the beauty of the Abrolhos National Park, in Caravelas, Bahia, a landmark for the conservation of the environment in the country. It is estimated that the region’s biodiversity records approximately 1,300 species, 45 of which are considered threatened, according to lists from the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the Ministry of the Environment (MMA). For this reason, the site is considered one of the best in Brazil for diving activities. Under the administration of the Chico Mendes Institute for Biodiversity Conservation (ICMBio), an organ of the Ministry of Environment, the park has two polygons: one that protects the arch of coastal reefs between Alcobaça and Prado, covering the Timbebas Reef; and another about 50 km from the coast, which includes the Abrolhos archipelago, composed of the Redonda, Siriba, Sueste, Guarita and Santa Bárbara islands and the Parcel dos Abrolhos, containing a complex of thousands of chapeirões, unique reef structures found only in reopening – Abrolhos National Park reopened for visitation in September. The reopening takes place in a partial and controlled manner. Tourism has great economic importance for the region and the flow of visitors generated by the park guarantees hundreds of jobs in hotels, inns, restaurants and other activities related to the sector. More information HERE.

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