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World Natural Heritage in the production of tourist destinations in Brazil: a look at the National Park of Iguaçu (PR)

Grant number: 14/12912-7
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): October 01, 2014
Effective date (End): December 31, 2017
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Geography - Human Geography
Cooperation agreement: Coordination of Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES)
Principal researcher:Maria Tereza Duarte Paes
Grantee:Fernanda Lodi Trevisan
Home Institution: Instituto de Geociências (IG). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil
Associated scholarship(s):15/11117-1 - Patrimoine Culturel et Tourisme, BE.EP.DR


This research aims to investigate the emergence of the relationship between the process of patrimonial nature, their offer as a tourist destination and the concession agreement of tourism services. Natural areas can be protected by cultural institutions such as UNESCO, through seals or the promotion of natural sites as World Heritage Natural, according to their aesthetic, ecological or scientific values. We believe that the protection and appreciation of these areas is influenced by spatial ideologies able to create distinct territories, and one way to incorporate them into economic activities is by tourist exploitation. The provision of tourist services, in some cases, has been granted or outsourced to private companies, which also contributes to qualify these Natural Heritage as liminal spaces in which mixes the concepts of public space with private use. (AU)

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TREVISAN, Fernanda Lodi. Natural world heritage and the production of touristic destinations in Brazil: Iguaçu National Park (PR). 2018. Doctoral Thesis - Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Instituto de Geociências Campinas, SP.

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