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On the perceptions and conceptions of tourists with regard to global environmental changes and their consequences for coastal and marine environments: A case study of the northern Sao Paulo State coast, Brazil

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Autor(es):
Ghilardi-Lopes, Natalia Pirani [1] ; Turra, Alexander [2] ; Buckeridge, Marcos S. [3] ; Silva, Amanda Cristina [3] ; de Souza Berchez, Flavio Augusto [3] ; de Oliveira, Valeria Marques [4]
Número total de Autores: 6
Afiliação do(s) autor(es):
[1] Univ Fed ABC, Ctr Ciencias Nat & Humanas, Santo Andre, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Sao Paulo, Inst Oceanog, Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
[3] Univ Sao Paulo, Inst Biociencias, Dept Bot, Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
[4] Univ Fed Rural Rio de Janeiro, Inst Educ, Dept Psicol, Seropedica, RJ - Brazil
Número total de Afiliações: 4
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: MARINE POLICY; v. 57, p. 85-92, JUL 2015.
Citações Web of Science: 4
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A study on the public's perceptions and conceptions of global environmental changes (GECs) is relevant to guide future educational strategies and management actions. The present study aimed to: (1) evaluate coastal tourists' conceptions and perceptions of GECs; (2) correlate the conceptions presented by tourists about GECs and their self-declared knowledge; (3) evaluate how these tourists perceive their personal contribution to GECs; and (4) verify the frequency at which the media exposed the tourists to information about the influence of GECs on coastal and marine environments. A structured questionnaire was applied to 183 coastal tourists. There was a weak but significant positive correlation (r(2)=0.152, p<0.001) between self-declared knowledge and the actual conceptions of tourists about GECs and about the sea. Tourists underestimate their role in GECs, pointing out fewer individual actions that contributed to GECs in the questionnaire than expected. Many tourists declared they had never heard of some subjects related to GECs and coastal environments. This study revealed that coastal tourists are still not well informed about their role in GECs and also on their consequences to the society, thus emphasizing the need of more intensive and effective coastal and marine environmental education strategies. (C) 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 12/03922-3 - Jogos educativos como ferramenta para aprendizagem experiencial e significativa sobre as mudanças climáticas globais e seus efeitos nos ecossistemas marinhos e costeiros
Beneficiário:Natalia Pirani Ghilardi-Lopes
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Regular
Processo FAPESP: 10/52323-0 - Rede de monitoramento de habitats bentônicos costeiros: ReBentos
Beneficiário:Alexander Turra
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Programa BIOTA - Regular