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ALVES, Rafael Guimarães et al. Profile and perception of the managers of conservation units of protected area system of Minas Gerais State. Soc. nat. (Online) [online]. 2011, vol.23, n.2, pp.345-360. ISSN 1982-4513.

The Units of Conservation (UC) are territorial spaces especially protected for the conservation of the natural resources. Minas Gerais shelter several UC created by the several government levels. Of these levels, the state is highlighting, both for the creation and for the measures for implantation of UC. The managers of these UC are important actors of the process, and they establish the interface between government and field reality. It was aimed at in this work to define the professional profile of the managers of Minas Gerais state UC, their level of formal training, distribution in the State System of Protected Areas-SEAP, the time in the function and in the position and their satisfaction and perspectives of work. The used methodology was the semi-structured interviews and applied questionnaires to all UC managers. The main conclusions were: the managers' staffgrew along the time, but it continues deficient; the managers' medium age decreased and the women's proportion increased; there is great relativity in the management of UC, disabling the continuity of many works; the managers' academic formation is considered appropriate; there is support mainly for the employees' training related to courses of operational character, however, managerial trainings hardly occur; the remuneration is low and it doesn't stimulate the professionals to envisage a career in the function; the unfavorable conditions of performance, lack of resources, do not motivate the managers; the managers in their origin area presented larger satisfaction degree, tending to stay longer time in the work and relating better with the communities; there is function deviation, endangering the managerial activity performance.

Keywords : IEF; Human Resources; Managers of Units of Conservation.

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