CoPraNet: INTEGRATED MANAGEMENT STRUCTURE OF RIA DE AVEIRO
|Ria de Aveiro is a coastal lagoon located at the Central Region of Portugal subjected to the influence of the tides, resulting in a set of characteristic biotopes favouring anthropic and natural processes. Once managed and controlled correctly, each of these biotopes will allow simultaneously the biodiversity and integration in the making of the wetland landscape.
In 1998, one of the final conclusions of the "MARIA" Demonstration Programme for the Integrated Management of Ria de Aveiro was that the poor current state of the environment area resulted from a set of interrelated factors. The Programme selected four (4) pilot-projects towards the integrated management of the lagoon biotopes as possible scenarios for an intervention. This selection was based in criteria related to environmental priorities and the maintenance of traditional economic activities in the region.The idea of choosing projects that would involve the whole geographic space of the Ria, without forgetting the other important themes interrelated with the Management Structure, emerged as a relevant aspect for their definition.
|Environmental management, Nature conservation, Tools and techniques for beach management
|Fátima Alves, Filomena Martins, Isabel Ferreira, L
Department of Environment and Planning, University of Aveiro / PORTUGAL
Telephone: +351 234 370 831