12/05/2017 | 9:30AM
The Environmental Foundation (Fatma) will open state parks at different times for Global Big Day participants, which will run for 24 hours on Saturday (13). The event, which is in its third edition, is aimed at the observer groups of birds, who are invited to post photos of the largest number of birds seen with details about each location on the online eBird platform.
Alternative park hours will only be for groups with experience and who have scheduled prior to the event. In Santa Catarina, it is estimated that there are more than 1.8 thousand people who practice the activity.
"This form of bird watching requires a lot of concentration and silence, but those who like birds and are not expert on the subject yet, can participate taking pictures in places like squares or even in their own backyard," explains Fatma's manager and head of Fritz Park Plaumann, Carlos Cassini.
According to Fatma president, Alexandre Waltrick Rates, the participation of the parks in the event will make the state better known by ecotourism practitioners. "Along with the images of the birds, there are also recorded the location and details of the place. We have a rich and differentiated nature that gets publicized and becomes known around the world," explains Waltrick.
At last year's event, 154 countries participated and 17,000 sightings were recorded. More than 60% of the world's species were observed and photographed in 24 hours. More information can be found at BigDayBrasil