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CASSINI, Marcelo H  and  TUNEZ, Juan I. Environmental situation of the Lower Paraná Delta: What do the residents think?. Ecol. austral [online]. 2019, vol.29, n.3, pp.296-305. ISSN 1667-782X.

The Lower Buenos Aires Delta has received a strong anthropic impact since the XIX century. In 2008, the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development of Argentina published a proposal for a Comprehensive Strategic Plan for the Conservation and Sustainable Use of the Parana Delta Region (PIECAS-DP). Among its four central objectives, it was proposed to ensure the participation of all the actors involved. Regarding this proposal, we aimed to conduct surveys to the inhabitants of the Lower Delta of Paraná with the purpose of obtaining a first approximation to the perceptions the inhabitants the Delta have about various issues related to the environmental situation of the place where they live. With this objective, a total of 224 interviews were conducted with the inhabitants of the area, covering most of the Lower Buenos Aires Delta. We found that ~75% of the interviewees considered that there is 1) a decrease in water quality, 2) an increase in the amount of garbage carried by rivers and streams, and 3) an increase in the transit of boats. Regarding hunting and fishing, the results indicate that 70.3% of the respondents said they were fishing, while 80.2% said that people hunts, which suggests that both activities are very common in the region. The interviews indicate that inhabitants of the Lower Delta of Buenos Aires perceive a deterioration of the physical environment of the Delta and continue to largely depend on fauna use, both through hunting and fishing.

Keywords : Surveys; Environment; Wetland; Pollution; Fishing; Hunting.

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