Pipa, a journey to pure nature
Ecology and Environment in Pipa
If you are looking to travel to a place in the middle of nature, to appreciate and have contact with the fauna and flora, to know the biggest Ecological Sanctuary of Rio Grande do Norte, projects like Tamar of sea turtles, to swim with dolphins in their natural habitat, between several other things related to nature and ecology, know Pipa!
Ecology and environment is certainly very important in this town of Rio Grande do Norte that has much of its coastline, as well as the municipality of Tibau do Sul - which is part of the Environmental Protection Area (APA).
In 1988, the community came together to organize and found the Pipa Ecological Nucleus that acts with the dissemination of environmental information and the municipality was chosen to be one of Pilots of the Orla Project - Integrated Management Project of the Maritime Orla.
This region that is extremely rich in natural beauties, has dunes, tropical gardens, sea, mangroves, lagoons, dolphins, sea turtles, typical fruits of the region and a tropical climate that invites tourists to enjoy their nature throughout the year .
Pipa's Ecological Sanctuary
The Pipa's Ecological Sanctuary is not only a place of environmental preservation, it is also a historical, scientific site that offers the visitor the possibility to connect even more with nature.
It has 16 trails available, with degrees of difficulty ranging from easy to difficult (1, 2, 3, 4 and 5), and each with a different appeal, so it is important to learn about the condition of the chosen path before to venture.
He is certainly one of the great treasures of Pipa, being the largest of Rio Grande do Norte, which you should not miss, but of course, always respecting nature and following the recommendations of the place. Read our article with all the necessary information about the Ecological Sanctuary by clicking here.
Address: Entrance to Tibau do Sul - Km 2, Playa de Pipa
Animals in Pipa
Wildlife is quite rich in the Atlantic forest of the region and there you can find some animals such as:
Timbu, as it is popularly known by the region or "White-Ear Gambá" is a type of marsupial with large ears, covered by a thin layer of hair, elongated snout and large head of nocturnal habits (night owls).
With an approximate size between 60 and 90 centimeters, these animals weigh around 1.6 kg and pose no risk to humans. They are famous for their ugly scent, but they only fire him when they feel threatened. Read more about him clicking here.
. Sagui (monkey)
In contrast to the Timbu, which is a nocturnal animal, the Saguis are easily found during the day. These animals are docile and used to be very good with humans. They feed on fruits, insects and gum trees. Learn more about the Saguis clicking here.
. Sea turtle
Pipa is a place that several marine turtles choose for their spawning, mainly the species "Carey" Eretmochelys Imbricata. Learn about them by clicking here.
That is why the Tamar project, internationally recognized for its marine conservation work, is present in Playa de Pipa, where more than 120 females were found together in just 4 km. Learn more about the Tamar Project by clicking here: http://www.tamar.org.br
The Iguanas, although they may seem a bit creepy for some visitors because of their appearance, are very docile animals, so much so that they have become the first reptile to be tamed. However, although they are quiet and passive animals, sometimes they can go on a tail that tend to bruise or even bite when they feel threatened, so the ideal is not to get too close. Read more about the Iguanas here.
The northeast is a region rich in bird species and in Pipa could not be different. There is a huge variety of these animals over there, some of them are:
- Black Heron: This bird has a plumage of two different colors, the clear phase and the dark phase. Its scientific name Egretta Gularisé originating from French and Latin, done aigrett means heron in French and gularis from Latin that means gluttony, throat.
- Black-billed toucan: With approximately 46 centimeters, he lives in the bósques and carries the scientific name of Ramphastos vitellinus. The coloring of the feathers as well as its long beak attracts the attention of all the people through which it passes.
- Bienteveo: This is one of the most popular birds in Brazil and its name comes from its song, as it seems to say "bienteveo".
- Cracidae: This bird, has a very beautiful scientific name - Penelope Supercilaris, she is popularly known as Mutum, Jacu and Aracuã. With approximately 55 cm, it has a red neck that resembles that of its distant relatives, partridges and European and Asian pheasants.
- Garza: Funny bird that is always close to rivers, lakes and have a body all white or all blue. They measure between 50 cm and 90 cm and can easily be found in the middle of Pipa's nature.
Swimming with dolphins
While many people go to parks to swim with dolphins who live in prison and even suffer abuse, in Pipa you can do that with them in their natural habitat or simply attend a spontaneous show of these animals that are almost always present on the beaches , mainly on the beach of Golfinhos Bay, click here to learn more.
It is for that and several other reasons - you will be able to discover everything here on our site - Pipa is the ideal place for those who like nature and are concerned with the preservation of the environment so that it remains nice and well cared for forever, so that all species, including us humans, can live in peace and harmony.
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