Evaluation in public policy on renewable natural resources management in Paraná State: economic and environmental impacts

Zung Che Yee, Ricardo Ralisch


The paper’s objective was to evaluate the effectiveness of renewable natural resources management in the State of Paraná, in an approach aimed at economic and environmental impacts. It was based on a case study in areas with unsuccessful incentives and unclarified frauds. The research diagnosed the land tenure and possession structure on the coast of the State of Paraná, by relating data provided by Instituto Brasileiro do Meio Ambiente e dos Recursos Naturais Renováveis – IBAMA on heart-of-palm trees (Euterpe edulis Martius) reforestation projects in the 1970’s with cutting and management plans granted. The results indicate that the researched areas are vitiated, with overlappings of tenure titles and land disputes. An analysis of native heart of palm management plans confirmed ineffectiveness, as cuts were allowed in illegal areas, contributing toward Atlantic Forest degradation. The distortions verified in the study remain to the present day, in acquisitions of Conservation Units, in proceedings for the acknowledgement of Reservas Particulares do Patrimônio Natural – (RPPN – Private Natural Heritage Reserves), in Forest Certification – FSC, or in environmental ventures such as the carbon trade, and may constitute a network.


Forest management; Renewable natural resources; Heart-of-palm tree.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5433/1679-0359.2007v28n4p543

Semina: Ciênc. Agrár.
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