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Biodiversity and Conservation

, Volume 28, Issue 5, pp 1297–1300 | Cite as

Incentives for aquaculture in protected areas: possible consequences for biodiversity and its services in southern Brazil

  • Jorge L. Rodrigues FilhoEmail author
  • Débora Lugli-Bernardes
  • Lia Mayrink Sabinson
  • Rodrigo Machado
  • Harry Boos
  • Luciano Lorenzi
  • Marcelo Manoel Domingos
  • David Valença Dantas
Letter to the Editor

To the Editor,

A dive in murky waters describes the process that changed the Brazilian “Forest Code”, now renamed the “Native Vegetation Protection Law” (hereafter NVPL; Federal Law no. 12,651/2012), generating severe criticism by the scientific community (SBPC and ABC 2012). Drafted to accommodate the needs of specific groups, this document lessened the protection around “Permanent Preservation Areas” (hereafter PPAs) in favour of increased agricultural production (Metzger et al. 2010). After promulgation of the NVPL, uncertainties about the increase in agrarian production remain (Strassburg et al. 2014), with additional concerns regarding the removal of protection in ecologically fragile areas throughout the Brazilian territory (Grasel et al. 2018).

Wetlands, mangroves and salt marshes are among the ecosystems threatened by the gaps imposed by the new language of the NVPL (Souza et al. 2011). This is a troubling situation considering that these areas provide several benefits to...

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jorge L. Rodrigues Filho
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Débora Lugli-Bernardes
    • 3
  • Lia Mayrink Sabinson
    • 2
  • Rodrigo Machado
    • 4
  • Harry Boos
    • 5
  • Luciano Lorenzi
    • 6
  • Marcelo Manoel Domingos
    • 2
  • David Valença Dantas
    • 1
    • 4
  1. 1.Programa de Pós-Graduação em Planejamento Territorial e Desenvolvimento Socioambiental (PPGPLAN)/UDESC/FAEDFlorianópolisBrazil
  2. 2.Laboratório de Ecologia, Departamento de Engenharia de Pesca e Ciências BiológicasUniversidade do Estado de Santa CatarinaLagunaBrazil
  3. 3.Laboratório de Estudo dos Ecossistemas Costeiros - Grupo de Estudos da Vegetação Costeira - Escola do Mar, Ciência e Tecnologia (EMCT)Universidade do Vale do Itajaí (UNIVALI)ItajaíBrazil
  4. 4.Grupo de Gestão, Ecologia e Tecnologia Marinha (GTMar), Departamento de Engenharia de Pesca e Ciências BiológicasUniversidade do Estado de Santa CatarinaLagunaBrazil
  5. 5.Centro Nacional de Pesquisa e Conservação da Biodiversidade Marinha do Sudeste e Sul (ICMBio, CEPSUL)ItajaíBrazil
  6. 6.Laboratório de Bentologia, Departamento de Ciências BiológicasUniversidade da Região de Joinville - UNIVILLESão Francisco do SulBrazil

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