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The Native Vegetation Protection Law of Brazil and the challenge for first-order stream conservation

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Author(s):
Taniwaki, Ricardo H. [1, 2] ; Forte, Yuri A. [1] ; Silva, Gabriela O. [3] ; Brancalion, Pedro H. S. [1] ; Cogueto, Caroline V. [4] ; Filoso, Solange [5] ; Ferraz, Silvio F. B. [1]
Total Authors: 7
Affiliation:
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Escola Super Agr Luiz de Queiroz, Dept Ciencias Florestais, Ave Padua Dias 11, BR-13400970 Piracicaba, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Paulista UNIP, Curso Ciencias Biol, Campus Sorocaba, Ave Independencia 210, BR-18087101 Sorocaba, SP - Brazil
[3] Univ Tecnol Fed Parana, Campus Dois Vizinhos, Estr Boa Esperanca, KM 04, BR-85660000 Dois Vizinhos, PR - Brazil
[4] Secretaria Meio Ambiente Estado Sao Paulo, Coordenadoria Biodiversidade, Ave Prof Frederico Hermann Jr 345, BR-05459900 Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
[5] Univ Maryland, Ctr Environm Sci, Chesapeake Biol Lab, POB 38, Solomons, MD 20688 - USA
Total Affiliations: 5
Document type: Journal article
Source: PERSPECTIVES IN ECOLOGY AND CONSERVATION; v. 16, n. 1, p. 49-53, JAN-MAR 2018.
Web of Science Citations: 7
Abstract

First-order streams in Brazil are protected by the Native Vegetation Protection Law of Brazil (NVPL), which regulates the land-use in rural properties and is linked with aquatic conservation. We investigated the importance of the data-set resolution to identify first-order streams (State of Sao Paulo, Brazil) and estimated its length compared to other water bodies. We found that first-order streams represent around 58% of the total length of the drainage system. In addition, we compared this database with that of the Environmental Rural Registry (CAR in Portuguese). Compared with the lower resolution data-set, the length of first-order streams self-declared in CAR was 80% lower. We also found a concerning number of small dams in first-order streams, which severely changes their dynamics. Therefore, we recommend the use of finer resolution data-sets in order to create tools to support legal compliance that goes beyond the limited information provided by CAR. (C) 2018 Associacao Brasileira de Ciencia Ecologica e Conservacao. Published by Elsevier Editora Ltda. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 14/11401-9 - Ecosystemic functions of riparian vegetation in agricultural landscapes on the primary productivity of streams
Grantee:Ricardo Hideo Taniwaki
Support type: Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 13/22679-5 - Eco-hidrological functions of riparian forests in gradiet of intensity within agriculturals landscapes
Grantee:Silvio Frosini de Barros Ferraz
Support type: Regular Research Grants
FAPESP's process: 11/19767-4 - The role of forest fragments in controlling water quality and ecosystem functioning of streams draining agricultural catchments
Grantee:Silvio Frosini de Barros Ferraz
Support type: Regular Research Grants
FAPESP's process: 12/03527-7 - Ecosystemic functions of riparian vegetation in agricultural landscapes on the primary productivity of streams
Grantee:Ricardo Hideo Taniwaki
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate