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Brazilian beaches are cleaning up their act

Although still underexploited, Brazil’s potential for sustainable tourism is growing. An example of this is the ever-increasing number of beaches and marinas with a Blue Flag certification, an international award focused on the quality of environmental management in coastal areas worldwide.

Brazil has 40 coastal sites set to be awarded the Blue Flag this year, a number that can seem small compared to some other countries but which represents a 42 percent increase on last year.

Last week, all 29 beaches and 11 marinas in Brazil which had been submitted for evaluation by the program’s international jury this year…

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