Regulatory News


Between June and November, more than 17,000 humpback whales leave the region of the Sandwich Islands, pass through Argentine Patagonia and follow the Brazilian coast to the vicinity of the Abrolhos Archipelago, between the northern states of Espirito Santo and southern Bahia. Researchers attribute this number to the effort for the conservation of cetaceans. According to the Baleia Jubarte Institute, the number of animals that were the route was less than a thousand in the 80’s.

Each year, the presence of aquatic mammals in the Abrolhos region generates more interest to observation tourism. In fact, so much so that those responsible for environmental conservation and archipelago management have to regulate this activity to limit the number of boats that approach the whales.

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