Navegantes – Brazil

Restinga Preserved, Our Coast Protected

With the population growth and urbanization, the city of Navegantes began to face a problem seen in many big cities: the reduction green areas. The problem was noticed especially on the shore, as the reduction of vegetation caused erosion in various parts of its beach. Seeing the potential risks in the future if the situation persisted, Navegantes decided to act. The city began a long process of recovering the vegetation along its shoreline, and started the program “Restinga Preservada, Nossa Orla Protegida” (Restinga Preserved, Our Coast Protected), to continue the work of environmental education and preservation of the environment, allowing the central urban region to coexist with the coast in a sustainable way.

Keywords: coastal wildlife protection; urbanisation; educational program; climate risks, erosion

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