Políticas públicas na bacia hidrográfica do Rio das Mortes Mato Grosso-Brasil: educação ambiental para vidas
Nápolis, Patricia Maria Martins
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The Mortes River basin (MRB) is located in the eastern state of Mato Grosso, with its source in the Serra São Lourenço, Campo Verde (MT) and flows into the Araguaia River, in São Félix do Araguaia (MT), its extension is 1070 kilometers. Its total area of twenty one municipalities covering the whole basin is 61.662,20 square kilometers, or 6.82% of the total area state. There are records of recent decades that show a intense expansion of areas converted for use in agriculture and livestock. This study aimed to devise strategies for environmental education in the formulation of public politics in the Mortes River basin (MRB) Mato Grosso - Brazil. This research was divided into two parts: characterization of environmental processes and environmental education, using instrumentation and data acquisition, digital processing of results, document analysis, questionnaires and interviews. As a result of the main features of the physical environment of MRB was possible the preparation of thematic maps: geology, geomorphology, pedology, vegetation, hydrography, and protected natural areas. As a result of the main features of the physical environment of MRB was possible the preparation of thematic maps: geology, geomorphology, pedology, vegetation, hydrography, and protected natural areas; allowing the idealization of an array of environmental education for the eleven municipalities studied. The MRB is threatened by indiscriminate deforestation that has occurred. Cases of silting up, water pollution, the destruction of the sources and reducing the water volume, has been widespread and is affecting the water use of the region residents. The tactics of environmental education for the Basin has suggested that value community involvement in finding solutions environmental participatory, and not decimate the natural landscape, the rural characteristics and culture of artesanal fishing, and to propose local economic alternatives.