Projecto Tamar, Praia do Forte - Bahia, Brazil
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member god_herodes
S 12° 34.670 W 038° 00.124
24L E 608402 N 8609343
This is a marine zoo that protects sea turtles with the coastal communities help.
Waymark Code: WM7R2Z
Location: Bahia, Brazil
Date Posted: 11/25/2009
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member silverquill
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Projeto Tamar-ICMBio was created in 1980 by former Brazilian Institute for Forest Development-IBDF, which later became the IBAMA Brazilian Institute of Environment. It is now recognized internationally as one of the most successful experiences in marine conservation and is a model for other countries, especially because it involves coastal communities directly in its social and environmental work.

Research, conservation and management of five species of sea turtles that occur in Brazil, all threatened with extinction, is the primary mission of the Tamar, which protects about 1.100km beaches, through 22 bases maintained in feeding areas, spawning, growth and rest of the animals in the coastal and oceanic islands, in nine states.

The name Tamar was created from combining the first syllables of the words turtle, abbreviation that became necessary, in practice, due to the restricted space for applications in small metal plates used for the identification of the tortoises scheduled for various studies.

Since then, the expression Tamar was renamed the Brazilian Program for the Conservation of Sea Turtles, run by the Brazilian Center for Research and Protection of Sea Turtles Center Tamar, linked to the Directorate of Biodiversity of the Chico Mendes Institute for Biodiversity-ICMBio, a Ministry Environment.
Public or Private: Public

Type of Animals: Wild

Mata de São João - BA
Praia do Forte, Bahia Brazil

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Operating Seasons and Hours: Not listed

Price of Admission: Not listed

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