The Brazilian Ministry of the Environment (MMA) was established in 1992. It’s mission is to promote the adoption of principles and strategies for the protection and restoration of the environment; for the sustainable use of natural resources; for the valuing of environmental services; and for the inclusion of sustainable them in the Brazilian agenda. The Ecosystem Conservation Division is responsible for the creating politics for conservation of marine, coastal and wetlands areas.
IYOR Activities Plan
The Brazilian Plan for IYOR 2018 consists of releases in social networks and diving magazines, awareness campaigns on coral reef conservation, exposure of photos and videos, and other activities. The actions will be carried out in partnership with NGOs, universities, research groups, private initiative, prefectures of important areas with coral reefs along the Brazilian coast.
The Brazilian Coral Reef Monitoring Program will launch a book with more than 15 years of results and statuses of Brazilian coral reefs. The IYOR2018 celebrate plan will be aligned, when possible, with Ramsar Convention National Strategy to be carried out also in 2018.
Other activities include:
- A partnership with conservation projects for coral reef in Brazil.
- A partnership with marine magazines, environment managers and education teachers and NGOs.
- Talk about coral reefs on National radio: http://radios.ebc.com.br/
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