If Deforestation in the Amazon Continues, the Rainforest Could Become a Dry Savannah, Devastating Capybaras and Other Species

If Deforestation in the Amazon Continues, the Rainforest Could Become a Dry Savannah, Devastating Capybaras and Other Species

The Amazon Rainforest is one of the most biodiverse and ecologically significant regions on Earth. It is home to a staggering array of species, including the largest rodent in the world – the capybara. These adorable, water-loving creatures are an essential part of the Amazon’s delicate ecosystem, but they are now under threat due to […]

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Deforestation could pose disease threat to Amazon’s white-lipped peccaries

Deforestation could pose disease threat to Amazon’s white-lipped peccaries

Ongoing deforestation of the Amazon Rainforest jeopardizes multiple species, such as the white-lipped peccary (Tayassu pecari). It can also increase the risk of other threats like disease, potentially including spillover events from domestic animals. How this is impacting the species remains broadly unknown and understudied, according to a recent paper published in the journal Biological […]

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Brazil’s Pantanal is at risk of collapse, scientists say

Brazil’s Pantanal is at risk of collapse, scientists say

PANTANAL, Brazil — We cruised the murky brown shallows of the Corixo Negro, the Black Channel, in an open boat, scanning the hyacinth-choked waters and low-hanging tree branches for wildlife. Dozens of jacaré caimans (Caiman yacare) sunned themselves on the shore or lurked partially submerged. A blue-and-russet ringed kingfisher (Megaceryle torquata) dove for a meal […]

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