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Ilha Grande Sets Out to Protect its Beaches

By Fiona Hurrell, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Ilha Grande has long been a popular tourist destination and weekend getaway for Cariocas and foreigners alike who flock to its shores every year in search of the natural, rugged terrain and beautiful beaches that have come to symbolize this hidden oasis. Arguably one of the most popular islands on the Brazilian coastline, steps are currently being taken to preserve its natural beauty and protect the wildlife by registering it as a UNESCO world heritage site.

One of the proposals is to limit the number of visitors to its shores, a . . .

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