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 […]

Read More

At-risk Cerrado mammals need fully-protected parks to survive: Researchers

At-risk Cerrado mammals need fully-protected parks to survive: Researchers

Each April for six consecutive years, Guilherme Braga Ferreira and three other researchers set out on a half-year journey, methodically installing remote camera traps across 386 square miles of the Brazilian Cerrado savanna. Their goal: to photograph maned wolves, giant anteaters, pumas, tapirs and other Neotropical mammals, residents of the world’s most biodiverse grasslands. The […]

Read More

A road blocking the way

A road blocking the way

Roads are our main transport routes and important drivers of socioeconomic development. However, the impacts of roads are one of the main factors responsible for the current biodiversity crisis. Roads impact individual organisms, populations, species, ecosystems and landscapes in various ways. their effects can be direct or indirect, short-term or permanent and apply to partially […]

Read More