THE MYTHS ABOUT COCӒS ECOLOGICAL PARK CONSERVATION, FORTALEZA, CE, BRAZIL

HS Sampaio1, LS Rabelo2, JMP Bey1

1 - UIB

2 - UFC

joana.petrus@uib.es

 

THE MYTHS ABOUT COCÓs ECOLOGICAL PARK CONSERVATION, Fortaleza, ce, bRAzIL

 

Helena Stela Sampaio[1]

Joana Maria Petrus Bey[2]

Laudemira Silva Rabelo[3]

 

ABSTRACT

 

The article discusses the relation between urban parks and the population affected by their implementation, as well as the importance of digital cartography as a support tool for taking decisions in projects involving society and nature questions. The confrontation of necessity and what is established brings out controversies through the real citizens expectations in utilizing urban parks. The determination of an area becoming a nature reserve, taking the local community away, frequently causes the feeling of human beings not taking part in nature, leading to conflicts between use and preservation, besides raising the question of viability of the current conservation model and its beneficiaries. By means of digital cartography, there is a better visualization of the Cocó Park area, detailing the places affected by the current development model and the possibility of reflections about the existence of easing actions to a better management of the park. In this research are analyzed, through a case study, controversies and obstacles of the applicability of environmental laws in the implementation and continuity of the largest urban park in Latin America, located in the city of Fortaleza, Ceará.

 

 

 

Keywords: Urban parks, conservation¸ digital cartography.

 

Theme 11 chosen: Cartography and satellite image to the management of natural resources and the environment, sooner warning and easing of natural disasters.

 



[1] Doctorate in Geography (UIB), Masters degree in development and environment UFC (Brazil), specialization in Public Law (UFC), undergraduate degree in Law (UFC). E-mail: helenasampaio1974@yahoo.com.br

[2] Doctorate in Geography, professor at Universidade de las Islas Baleares, director of the department of Earth science, Spain.

[3] Masters degree in development and environment UFC (Brasil), specialization in Social Responsibility: multisectorial projects management to the sustainable development (FIC) e undergraduate degree in Industrial Chemistry (UFC). Research scholarship from CAPES. E-mail: laudemira@yahoo.com.br