Regulatory News

The Alcatrazes Wildlife Refuge, composed of an archipelago in the north coast of São Paulo and where the presence of 13 whale and dolphin species live, is the newest of the country's conservation unit created by the federal government In August. In particular, there is a bryde's whale which is the only species of whale that lives on the coast. An Atlantic spotted dolphin which is more common in open sea is seen in large groups in Alcatrazes.

With the creation of the refuge, fishing and any environmental degradation in the region is prohibited. The refuge will be open to the public after the completion of the management plan, which is in progress of establishing operating rules for the conservation unit.

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