Perception about the use of nature trails, environmental management and sustainable practices in the Nucleus of Arpoador Juréia-Itatins/SP Ecological Station.

Cynthia Stelita Schalch, Milena Ramires, Walter Barrella


Currently are developed different actions to encourage the practice of environmental education, biodiversity conservation and sustainability in conservation units. This article presents the results of a research work developed in the Arpoador core of the Estação Ecológica Juréia Itatins (EEJI), whose objectives involved the identification of environmental management and sustainability practices, as well as the forms of use and management of trails available for environmental education and research. Data collection was carried in November 2012, through the application of questionnaires and conducting interviews with employees, service providers, residents and visitors, in a study on the spot the nucleus Arpoador and its surroundings. The collected data were treated qualitatively and quantitatively. The results showed that actions such as the separation of recyclable waste and environmental education monitored visits are part of environmental management and sustainability practices. Residents, officials and service providers perform through voluntary participation of conservation trails. Despite this, the lack of a structured management plan for these practices, hinder actions and alternatives should be considered in the improvements that require Conservation units.

Keywords: Management, trails, Ecological Station, Juréia, Sustainability.

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