Jobs and Prosperity
The seascape’s environment plays an important role in job creation and income for local communities. An estimated 20,000 fishermen earn their main source of income from small-scale, sustainable fishing using traditional practices. Through activities such as diving, snorkeling, swimming and whale watching, tourists increase income opportunities and contribute significantly to the local economy.
Joy and Inspiration
The Abrolhos region harbors the highest known marine biodiversity in the entire south Atlantic, including the largest population of humpback whales on the Brazilian coast. The Seascape’s reef formations are the largest in Brazil, displaying unique structures and attracting tourists from around the world.