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A GIS Application For Environmental Management In The Semi-arid Ecosystem Of Serra Da Capivara National Park, Piaui, Northeast Brazil

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/MIS000031

Volume

24

Pages

9

Published

2000

Size

865 kb

Author(s)

A.L. Naja, M. Chame & S.A. de Miranda Chaves

Abstract

The semi-arid region of Northeast Brazil includes the caatinga (scrub forest) biome, of which less than 50% of the original area now survives, and of which less than 1% is legally protected in the form of Conservation Units. The Serra da Capivara National Park, an International Cultural Landmark, is located in the southeastern region of the State of Piaui. It harbors some 130,000 hectares of caatinga with some 400 archeological sites and endemic and endangered plant and animal species from the Brazilian semi-arid ecosystem. Multi- and interdisciplinary studies have been conducted in the area since 1970. The current article presents the results of a study

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