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PERCEPTION, DEGRADATION AND ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION OF RIBEIRINHOS FROM IGARAÇU RIVER, PIAUÍ, BRAZIL

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  • Maria Rikelly Frota Aguiar Universidade Federal do Delta do Piauí
  • Luiz Henrique Machado Amarante Universidade Federal do Delta do Piauí
  • Manoel Bruno Alves Sales Universidade Federal do Delta do Piauí
  • Jefferson Soares de Oliveira Universidade Federal do Delta do Piauí
  • Irlaine Rodrigues Vieira Universidade Federal do Delta do Parnaíba https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0380-5715

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1590/SciELOPreprints.2620

Keywords:

water resources, environmental damage, pollution

Abstract

Investigations approaching environmental perception clarify fundamental thoughts and attitudes for the development of assimilative environmental education. This study aimed to understand the environmental perception of riverside dwellers in the Igaraçu River, Parnaíba, Piauí, regarding the environmental damage that occurs in the river. One person responsible for each riverine family was selected. These were interviewed using semi-structured forms and asked about the environmental damage that occurs in the river, its causes and consequences. Results were evaluated by Loyalty Level (FL). Most of them perceive the existence of damage in the river (67.86%, n:38). Among the damages, the main causes are garbage (FL: 74.41) and sewage (FL: 11, 60). Although the community depends on the river for food and hydration, most of them do not feel prejudiced (56.9%). On the other hand, they perceive that fauna (FL: 55.35%) and flora (FL: 35.70) are being negatively affected. It is concluded that the informants are aware of the damage that occurs in the river, its causes and consequences, but they do not realize how these changes affect their lives. Thus, it is necessary to incorporate these data in the construction of the environmental education process in this community so that it is more assimilative and effective, to build changes in attitudes, values and mitigation of damage to health.

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Author Biographies

Maria Rikelly Frota Aguiar, Universidade Federal do Delta do Piauí

Graduanda em Biomedicina na Universidade Federal do Piauí.

Luiz Henrique Machado Amarante, Universidade Federal do Delta do Piauí

Graduando em Ciências Biológicas na Universidade Federal do Delta do Parnaíba.

Manoel Bruno Alves Sales, Universidade Federal do Delta do Piauí

Graduando em Ciências biológicas na Universidade Federal do Delta do Parnaíba

Jefferson Soares de Oliveira, Universidade Federal do Delta do Piauí

Docente do Curso de Biomedicina da Universidade Federal do Delta do Parnaíba

Irlaine Rodrigues Vieira, Universidade Federal do Delta do Parnaíba

Bióloga da Universidade Federal do Delta do Parnaíba.

Posted

2021-07-16

Section

Biological Sciences