Social and Environmental Impacts: Perceptions and Values of the People Involved in the Occupation Process on the South Coast of Alagoas, Brazil.

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Abstract

This paper proposes a study on the southern coast of Alagoas, in specific areas of the coastal portion, on the perception of psychosocial values involved in the degradation of coastal areas. The study, particularly on local communities, is an attempt to record important information about a fragile environment that is likely to disappear along with popular knowledge about the natural environment and its practical use and management. It must be remembered that the quality of resources in natural environments has finite character, presenting opportunities and constraints and the consequences brought about by the economic effect of tourism generating costs and benefits to people and their environment.

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