Serra do Gandarela National Park
Competent authorities of Brazil
Movement for Preservation of Serra do Gandarela
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This potential, though, is very dependent of the preservation of the region's natural and scenic attributes, which are currently being threatened by some very large scale mining projects. These mining projects could also jeopardize the future public water supply for the surrounding cities, to a total of more than four million people. Considering all this, we demand that the creation of the Serra do Gandarela National Park be done according to the technical proposal presented in September 2010 by the ICMBio, the Brazilian authority in charge of creating and managing federal conservation areas, as the best means to protect the region against the degradation of its environmental, scenic, social and cultural attributes.