Regulatory News


By November, the number of sightings and strandings of cetaceans in the Environmental Protection Area (APA) on the Coral Coast, between Alagoas and Pernambuco, should greatly increase. This forecast has come from specialists of the National Center for Research and Conservation of Aquatic Mammals (CMA), managed by the Chico Mendes Institute for Biodiversity Conservation (ICMBio), an agency of the Ministry of Environment.

This is the time of year the reproductive period of humpback whales begins, as they move from the South Georgia Islands and the South Sandwich Islands to the warm waters of Brazil, particularly in the Northeast. About 14,000 whales are expected for this year along the entire Brazilian coast. The greatest concentration of this species is the Abrolhos Archipelago, which stretches from Espirito Santo to Bahia.

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