Summary: As the social representations make possible to the people the perception of its proper thoughts, its ideas, its vision of world, its attitudes in relation to the daily life, constructing and reconstructing new representations, the moment arrived to understand as the diverse segments of the society of $fortaleza that inhabit the neighborhoods of the represented areas, to see the complexity of this ecosystem for the development of the economy, of the citizenship and of the freedom and for this a critical position against the banalizao of the images is necessary, that they are transmitted by mainly by the communication vehicles. We not only need to see the images, but to interpret them, to criticize them and to modify them. We need to change the paradigms, for a radical perspective of thought and position. $fortaleza, in its area metropolitan makes use of at least five great fens, namely: The Coc; Bar of the Cear; Abreulndia, Caucaia; Aquiraz beyond other minors. The manguezal of the River Coc, that is born in the Mountain range of the Aratanha in 45 Pacatuba and possesss extension km, all corresponds 1.72% of the manguezais of the State of the Cear, of which 24 km run inside of the city of $fortaleza. Of the estuary until the roundnesses of highway BR-116, the river possesss, approximately, 375 hectares of area of manguezal, being the same historical, economic and socially important for the pertaining to the state of Cear capital.

(IT HISSES, 1988). Such exist strong indications of depredation of the areas of fens as pollution, diverse aterros for civil construction, fishes predatory, repercussions of the flows of the tides on the port, civil and public and private constructions of the maritime edge. (IT HISSES, 1992). This plan of work intends to base the use of the analysis of the social representations of the nature as instrument for a perception and formal and informal agreement of the areas of fens on particular of the river Coc.