One of Brazil’s Most Exotic National Parks to be Downsized, Opened to Development

The proposal to change the park's boundaries is currently being discussed in the Senate, in a bill by Senator Roberto Rocha, and is supported by Jair Bolsonaro's government. The prospect of changes in the park's boundaries has led to criticism from environmentalists and anthropologists.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Lençóis Maranhenses National Park, one of Brazil's most exotic tourist destinations, should see its boundaries altered, opening up areas for tourist developments as well as relocating, outside the revised park boundaries, villages where some 2,000 people currently live.

The proposal to change the park's boundaries is being discussed in the Senate, in a bill by Senator Roberto Rocha, and is supported by Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?