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Environmental diagnosis of forest fragments belonging to the Santa Genebrinha ecological corridor, Campinas, Sao Paulo

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Garcia, Joice Machado [1] ; da Silva, Alessandra Leite [1] ; Siqueira, Catarina de Araajo [2] ; Longo, Regina Marcia [1]
Total Authors: 4
[1] Pontificia Univ Catolica Campinas, Programa Pos Grad Sistemas Infraestrutura Urbana, BR-13087571 Campinas, SP - Brazil
[2] Pontificia Univ Catolica Campinas, BR-13087571 Campinas, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Journal article
Source: ACTA BRASILIENSIS; v. 3, n. 3, p. 97-105, SEP-DEC 2019.
Web of Science Citations: 0

Green areas, whether located in urban or rural environments, play an important role in maintaining ecological systems that provide vital environmental services for the quality of life of populations. In this sense, the present study assessed the environmental damage in the forest remnants that make up the Santa Genebrinha ecological corridor in Campinas city, Sao Paulo State, to identify limitations in the implementation and maintenance of this corridor. Initially, we surveyed geoindicators and the distribution of forest remnants in the Ribeirao Anhumas watershed, where the corridor is inserted. Subsequently, we developed an impact assessment matrix to quantify the main environmental damages affecting the forest remnants that make up this corridor. The results allowed us to identify the most impacting actions on the corridor: agriculture/monoculture, deforestation, burning, urbanization, and land use and occupation, with quantification (Q) averages of -7.6; -8.3; -7.3; -8.1; and -7.3, respectively, resulting in a high damage percentage (66.7%) for each action. The diagnosis pointed to local scope, direct incidence, and current temporality, reinforcing the need to consider these factors for implementation and management of the quoted corridor. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 18/17250-3 - Evaluation of the environmental quality of forest remnants in the hydrographic basins of the municipality of Campinas/SP
Grantee:Regina Márcia Longo
Support Opportunities: Regular Research Grants
FAPESP's process: 17/26603-4 - Evaluation of the environmental quality of forest remanescents in the hydrographic bacias of the municipality of Campinas/SP
Grantee:Alessandra Leite da Silva
Support Opportunities: Scholarships in Brazil - Master