Regulatory News

The Ministry for the Environment is studying the expansion of Jurubatiba National Park, in the northern part of the state of Rio de Janeiro, to turn the location into a preservation area for porpoise (Pontoporia Blainvillei), the only threatened species of dolphin in Brazil. Today, the reservation does not cover the sea. But the idea is to include conservation unit in coastal waters with up to 30 meters deep covering 44 kilometers of the coast.

It is precisely in this region that - between northern Rio de Janeiro and Espirito Santo - a survey found only 2,000 porpoises. According to the study, in order for the species to be considered safe, there should be a minimum population of 5000 dolphins.

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