Ciência & Educação (Bauru)
versión impresa ISSN 1516-7313
BEZERRA, Darci Ordonio dos Santos y OLIVEIRA, Haydee Torres de. Social and environmental impacts in the Paraguai River Cáceres, Mato Grosso, Brazil - fishermen´s perceptions of the Colony Z - 2. Ciênc. educ. (Bauru) [online]. 2011, vol.17, n.4, pp. 957-973. ISSN 1516-7313. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1516-73132011000400012.
This article deals with the analysis of the fishermen's perceptions registered in the Z-2 Colony, and the environmental impacts associated with the degradation of the Paraguai River, in the urban zone of Cáceres, Mato Grosso, Brazil. Semi structured interviews were used to survey fishermen's perceptions and the interpretation of these answers has been carried out. From the interpretation of the environmental perception of the interviewees, it is observed that the cited impacts cause changes in the edges of the river, the biodiversity and in the supply for fishing boats. The destruction of the riverbed caused by the deforestation of the edges by farming activity, and the erosion of the edges caused by the movement of great boats of tourists and the transport of soy together with the indifference of the authorities was noted. One concludes that the professional fishermen of Cáceres are sensitive to the predatory actions in the Paraguai River and have potential to fight for a better quality of life when they suggest a collective work that joins interests and co-participation.
Palabras llave : Perception; environmental degradation; Paraguai River.