In October 1988 the Government of the State of Pernambuco received the archipelago of Fernando de Noronha, which was reintegrated to this State according to the new Constitution. Considering the different occupations the archipelago has had during the years it was under custody of the Union, many interventions were made, not only on the constructed patrimony, by disregarding the old constructions and using prefabricated houses, but also by the introduction of plants, animals and by the occupation of big areas for residence purposes.
Trails in the Environmental Protected Area of Fernando de Noronha
Jardim Elizabeth trail - it begins in the Remédios Village and goes through intense vegetation areas, a remainder of the "vegetable gardens" established by the Dutch in the XVII century for plant acclimatization. It ends in the Sant'Ana Park, above the Cachorro beach.
World Heritage Site
For its special conditions, on December 13, 2001 the UNESCO granted the title of one of the World Heritage Sites to the archipelago. The title was handed over to the Governor of the State of Pernambuco on December 27, 2002.