Environmental NGOs and Protected Areas – a possible relationship for the sustainability of tourism in Fernando de Noronha Island, Brazil

Maria Ventura

University the Azores

Maria Anunciação Ventura is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Biology of Azores University (Portugal). Has a degree in Biology by the Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon, and finished her academic career at the University of the Azores where she got a doctorate in Biology, specialty Animal Ecology. She is responsible for various disciplines in the fields of Ecology, Conservation and Sampling, performing teaching functions on graduation courses (Biology and Psychology), post graduation courses (Masters in Biodiversity and Insular Ecology; Integrated Studies of the Oceans; Environment, Health and Safety; Erasmus Mundus on Sea Planning), and the doctorate (PhD) course in Biology. She has coordinated research projects in the area of Conservation and Sustainable Development, and has supervised graduated scholars, master and PhD students.


The growing involvement of ENGOs in tourism-related activities all over the world has brought new knowledge to these organizations, as well as to local communities, researchers and protected areas, amongst others. Where... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Deborah Estima (University the Azores and University of Aveiro)
  2. Maria Ventura (University the Azores)
  3. Andrea Rabinovici (Federal University of São Paulo)
  4. Filomena Martins (University of Aveiro)

Topic Areas

Topics: Policy and Governance , Topics: Protected Area Tourism , Topics: Island Tourism


OS-B4 » Policy and Governance (11:30 - Monday, 3rd October, Palmavera Room, Santa Chiara Complex)

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