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Evaluation of conservation status of plants in Brazil's Atlantic forest: An ethnoecological approach withQuilombolacommunities in Serra do Mar State Park

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Conde, Bruno Esteves [1, 2] ; Aragaki, Sonia [3] ; Ticktin, Tamara [4] ; Fonseca, Amanda Surerus [5] ; Yazbek, Priscila Baptistella [6] ; Sauini, Thamara [6] ; Rodrigues, Eliana [7]
Total Authors: 7
[1] Univ Fed Sao Paulo, Dept Biol Sci, Postgrad Program Chem Biol, Sao Paulo - Brazil
[2] Ctr Univ Estacio Sa, Juiz De Fora, MG - Brazil
[3] Inst Bot Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo - Brazil
[4] Univ Hawaii Manoa, Bot Dept, Honolulu, HI - USA
[5] Ctr Ensino Super Juiz Fora, Juiz De Fora, MG - Brazil
[6] Univ Fed Sao Paulo, Ctr Ethnobot & Ethnopharmacol Studies, Dept Environm Sci, Sao Paulo - Brazil
[7] Univ Fed Sao Paulo, Dept Environm Sci, Sao Paulo - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 7
Document type: Journal article
Source: PLoS One; v. 15, n. 9 SEP 18 2020.
Web of Science Citations: 0

The Atlantic Forest is considered the fourth most important biodiversity hotspot. Although almost 96% of its original area has been devastated, a large part of its remaining conserved area is inhabited by traditional communities. This research focused on twoQuilombolacommunities who reside within the Nucleo Picinguaba of the Serra do Mar State Park, State of Sao Paulo, Brazil. The objective was to use a combination of ethnoecological and ecological approaches to select priority species for which to develop participatory conservation and sustainable management plans in protected areas in Brazil. We collaborated with community members to collect ethnobotanical and ethnoecological data and then measured the abundance of native species in local forests through phytosociological sampling. We used this information to assess the degree of threat to useful species using the Conservation Priority Index, adding an additional layer of analysis based on habitat successional categories. We then overlayed those useful species identified as highest risk locally with those federally listed as threatened or endangered. Based on this, we identified three species as priority for the development of sustainable management plans:Virola bicuhyba,Cedrella fissilisandPlinia edulis. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 15/12046-0 - Participative ethnobotany: conservation and local development in Serra do Mar State Park - Picinguaba, Ubatuba, SP, Brazil
Grantee:Eliana Rodrigues
Support type: BIOTA-FAPESP Program - Regular Research Grants