Illegal extraction of quartzite and destruction of natural environment were the main issues in the area of Capitolio. By creating the Capivara Ecological Complex a project which should promote ecotourism was born. With the increase of the infrastructure it was possible to implement sustainability in the destination. This project helped to prevent the illegal mining, created jobs and among other benefits, helped to recover the environment.
Keywords: Illegal mining, Protect rare resources, Landscape restoration, Improving the tourist offer, Social sustainability, Developing sustainable tourism, Ethical code & corruption, Natural resource protection, Landscape & Scenery, Land use & planning, Public communication of human rights laws