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Issue No:78
  • :January
  • :2018

Samudra Report No.78, January 2018

Brazil / TOURISM

Staying Afloat

The experience with tourism-based boat trips in Caixa d´Aço Bay in Paraty, Brazil, highlights the problems of livelihoods in restricted-use protected areas


This article is by Natália C. F. Bahia (natalia.fbahia@gmail.com), Community Development Consultant, Association of Small-Scale Fishermen and Boatmen of Trindade (ABAT), Paula Chamy (paula.chamy@gmail.com), Researcher Collaborator of NEPAM/UNICAMP and CGCommons/UNICAMP, Iliel Teixeira Rosa (abatrindade@gmail.com), President of ABAT and Lindonaldo da Silva Almeida (abatrindade@gmail.com) Vice President of ABAT,Brazil


The concept of development has been discussed since the early stages of civilization and varies according to the epoch and philosophical currents. Although society has advanced in sustainability and human well-being issues, in practice development remains based on economic growth, capital accumulation and social inequalities. Dominant ideologies in development concepts are followed by an emblematic factor—the inability of an economy to generate decent employment and to provide access to resources at different levels.

Despite the process of decolonization, indigenous peoples and descendants of slaves in Latin America have been largely excluded from the process of...

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