The states of Pará, Amapá, and Maranhão concentrate 78% of the country’s mangroves. An important Brazilian ecosystem, mangroves are fundamental for the maintenance of marine life and are home to a rich biodiversity of species. The theme was the agenda of the webinar “Preserved and Productive Coastal Environments: Mangroves”, during the II International Forum on the Environment and Blue Economy (https://forumeconomiaazulbahia.com.br/), held from September 23rd to 25th and that brought together specialists from all over the world to debate about innovation, sustainability, and preservation of the marine environment in the post-pandemic period.
O The Vale Institute of Technology attended the debate, presenting the results of scientific research on ‘Brazilian Mangroves Seen from the State: the changes observed in the last three decades’. The findings show that Brazil has approximately 9,940 km2 of mangroves, an area considered stable over the last 30 years.
“The results of our research contribute to an overview of the dynamics of mangroves in Brazil and its results will contribute to public and private management based on transparency, given the scientific nature of the research results,” points out Pedro Walfir, ITV researcher who attended the Forum’s webinar.
About this event: O The International Forum on the Environment and Blue Economy aims to foster the exchange of experiences between government leaders, businessmen, and academics from various countries on the economy of the sea, in order to form an international network of research and studies on the oceans and expand the connections for carrying out innovative actions aimed at the conservation of the marine environment, sustainable development, and the productive inclusion of populations.