Perception of environmental impacts in relation to land use
by Jose Eduardo Dos Santos, Andreia De Fiori
International Journal of Environment and Sustainable Development (IJESD), Vol. 4, No. 2, 2005

Abstract: This paper provides an overview of environmental impacts resulting from land use on a teacher's environmental perception of three surrounding municipalities of a natural conservation area, situated in the northeastern region of Sao Paulo State, Brazil. The most significant environmental impacts and risks resulting from land use are those resulting from deforestation for sugar cane monoculture. The main kinds of environmental impacts perceived by the teachers were related to land use activities (agriculture), management practices (burning, deforestation and pesticides), and environmental impacts and risks (water and air pollution, extinction of species). The non-perception of fragmentation and loss of forested areas resulting from agricultural activities cannot be understood isolated from a historical process that these teachers are participating in relation to regional policies of land use. The teacher's involvement with an Environmental Education Programme will provide a review on the nature of the relationship between conservation practices and regional productive activities.

Online publication date: Sun, 26-Jun-2005

The full text of this article is only available to individual subscribers or to users at subscribing institutions.

Existing subscribers:
Go to Inderscience Online Journals to access the Full Text of this article.

Pay per view:
If you are not a subscriber and you just want to read the full contents of this article, buy online access here.

Complimentary Subscribers, Editors or Members of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Environment and Sustainable Development (IJESD):
Login with your Inderscience username and password:

    Username:        Password:         

Forgotten your password?

Want to subscribe?
A subscription gives you complete access to all articles in the current issue, as well as to all articles in the previous three years (where applicable). See our Orders page to subscribe.

If you still need assistance, please email