Cat corridors between protected areas is key to survival of Cerrado’s jaguars

Cat corridors between protected areas is key to survival of Cerrado’s jaguars

With no natural predators to worry about, jaguars (Panthera onca) roam the forests of South and Central America. This feline is found in 18 countries, but only 4% of its critical habitat is effectively protected. The lack of protection has allowed its habitat to be destroyed and fragmented, the main reason why this emblematic species […]

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The Amazon’s short-eared dog was thought to be a scavenger. Now there’s video

The Amazon’s short-eared dog was thought to be a scavenger. Now there’s video

In 2016, conservation biologist Holly O’Donnell was striding through the Amazon rainforest in southwestern Peru, recording every mammal she saw or heard while performing a line transect survey for the Peruvian NGO Fauna Forever. A few minutes into her walk, she smelled something fetid. Following the scent several meters off the trail, she found the […]

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How Morgan Stanley is linked to deforestation in the Amazon

How Morgan Stanley is linked to deforestation in the Amazon

Increasing deforestation in the Amazon in 2020 has prompted banks and funds to promise changes in investments that affect the region. Nordea, the largest asset management company in the Nordic countries, announced the withdrawal of all its investments from JBS, the world’s largest meat exporter. A month earlier, another group of 29 financial institutions that […]

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Fears for endangered macaw as fire devastates Brazilian wetland

Fears for endangered macaw as fire devastates Brazilian wetland

The world’s biggest refuge for endangered hyacinth macaws has been devastated by a historic fire in the Brazilian Pantanal. The Pantanal, a vast tropical wetland straddling Brazil’s border with Bolivia and Paraguay, is currently suffering its worst fires in more than two decades, with nearly 12% of its vegetation reportedly already lost. Last month Brazil’s […]

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Petition: New Report Show Millions of Species Illegally Trafficked from Brazilian Amazon

Petition: New Report Show Millions of Species Illegally Trafficked from Brazilian Amazon

Millions birds, tropical fish, turtles, and mammals and large volumes of wildlife products are trafficked domestically and internationally in and from the Brazilian Amazon each year according to a new report from TRAFFIC, a UK-based nonprofit that studies the wildlife trade. Brazil is home to 60% of the Amazon Basin, holds 13% of the world’s […]

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