Get to know Ilha do Caju
Ilha do Caju is located northwest of the Parnaíba River Delta, in the municipality of Araioses - MA, about 50 km from the city of Parnaíba-PI, among the 80 islands and islets that form the largest and only delta in the Americas, in open sea. With an extension of 10,139.3 ha, of which 35% of mangroves, 12% of dunes, 23% of forests, 20% of fields and 10% of salgados. The island is situated at 2º45 'latitude, below the equator and 42º05' west longitude.
The fauna is varied, including armadillos, coyotes, maracajá cats, anteaters, toucans, yellowcalls alligators, raccoons, deer, foxes, woodpeckers, jacus, monkeys of various species, guarás, spoonbills, herons, mallards , sea turtles (giant, comb and cabeçuda), porpoises and many others.
Ilha do Caju is the refuge of these animals, mainly for being an area of natural protection of the habitat of these and other species.
Aiming to halt the devastation of this rich and fragile ecosystem, respect for the nature and habits of the local community is disseminated through programs of environmental education and sustainable socio-economic development that aim to safeguard this paradise for its rational use for generations present and future.
"It is preferable to have less indefinitely than to have much for a strictly limited time."
Ingrid Meyer Clark
The 10 Commandments of Ilha do Caju
01º –Never feed or disturb animals.
02º – Never pick flowers.
03º – Respect the habits of the local community.
04º – Never leave trash on the trails - keep them with you.
05º – Never walk barefoot.
06º – Always wear sneakers or boots in the woods.
07º – It is strictly forbidden to smoke outside the hostel area. Avoid fires.
08º – Never throw baganas on the floor.
09º – Any observed abnormalities report to management.
10º - Preserve nature, with that you will be preserving yourself.
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