Bolsonaro Wants to Build “Brazilian Cancún” in Protected Area

President said that Tamoios Eco-Station "preserves absolutely nothing" and spoke of issuing a decree to change it. In 2012, Bolsonaro was fined for fishing in a protected area.

By Arkady Petrov

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Tamoios Eco-Station (Esec Tamoios), which President Jair Bolsonaro plans to convert into a "Brazilian Cancún," occupies less than six percent of the bay at Angra dos Reis (RJ) and is home to endangered species.

The group of islands also serves as a sanctuary for marine wildlife and as a natural laboratory, used in more than 130 research projects in the last 11 years.

On a visit to Rio de Janeiro, the president said that the eco-station "preserves absolutely nothing." In his opinion, tourism could bring billions of reais every . . .

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