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Recommended Solutions

Land regularization and the exclusion of people from the park are essential for the suitable management of the park. It is fundamental that the regularization process happen as soon as possible so that no new problems arise due to landowner waste or dissatisfaction; it is necessary that the regularization happens soon as landowners now are very interested in this regularization. While the land regularization is not substantiated, it is essential that the basic environmental legislation is fulfilled (Forest Code, Environmental Crimes Law), so that the Permanent Preservation Areas and Legal Reserves are respected; or at least so that hunting and the collection of fauna and flora elements are restrained in the park and in the park surroundings.

Ideally, alternatives for the enlargement of the park's total area should be investigated, for the quality of the PNAS and PNSG, in such a way as to add up to an area with the potential to represent the varying vegetation and animal ecosystems in the long run.

As previously commented, the management plan for PNSG is in the final phase of its development, which should prove beneficial for better management of the park. However, it is necessary that these activities are executed in a dexterous way, especially with regard to the creation of control and inspection posts and an infrastructure for visitation.

Cooperative work with the landowners of the immediate surroundings of the park is necessary for the reduction of cattle and fire within the park. Work with the tobacco producers can be an alternative to solve problems of wood extraction. Although the wood is not extracted in huge quantities, it is still a problem that requires an immediate solution.

As for the biological contamination of the park by Pinus spp. and Hovenia dulcis, it is recommended that park managers work with plantation owners, who have a responsibility to curb contamination, in the same way park managers should work with cattle farmers. A partnership with universities to develop and research solutions for biological contamination, mainly that caused by gorse, could be very profitable and benefit the park as much as the teaching institutions.

The hiring of directly-employed IBAMA employees, mainly to work as park guards, is extremely important to prevent problems originating from a lack of supervision; these problems include animal hunting and capturing, plant collecting, and wood  extraction.

The practice of adventure sports must be in accordance with the established management plan, complying with zoning regulations. If the sports are practiced in the park, it is important to consider the results of the discussions held by the Ministério do Meio Ambiente, through a Working Team on Climbing in Protected Areas, along with groups linked to the practice of these sports and a nature-focused NGO.

 

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