Tapir populations threatened by slow reproductive rates and fragmented habitats

Tapir populations threatened by slow reproductive rates and fragmented habitats

In Brazil, calling someone a tapir is considered a derogatory term. However, there are several reasons why it should be seen as a praise. Tapirus terrestris, South America’s largest native land mammal and one of the planet’s most efficient supporters of biodiversity, is one of the most important, underappreciated, and persecuted species. The tapir, like […]

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‘Highway of death’: animals pay ultimate price on Brazil’s most dangerous road for wildlife

‘Highway of death’: animals pay ultimate price on Brazil’s most dangerous road for wildlife

The last time Schwartz’s tracking monitor registered his location, he was standing at the edge of the “highway of death”. A massive male giant anteater, he was roaming his habitat in the Brazilian Cerrado – a vast tropical savanna that neighbours the world’s largest tropical wetland, the Pantanal – when he disappeared next to the […]

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