Brazil is probably the most biologically diverse country in the world, with millions of species, natural beauties and unique landscapes.

Artists illustrate the different species of peccaries to help conservation initiatives.

The first time the artists came together to help White Lipped Peccaries, a threatened species, was in 2014 when 38 illustrations were produced showing their social behavior of the peccaries, their environment and their charm.

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Peccaries Illustrations

The illustrations will contribute to environmental education initiatives and conservation efforts in the various Latin American countries where these species occur.

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In the news

August 19, 2018

WCS Brazil participated in the 16th Annual Symposium on the Conservation and Biology of Tortoises and Freshwater Turtles.

WCS Brazil participated in the "16th Annual Symposium on the Conservation and Biology of Tortoises and Freshwater Turtles” held in Fort Worth, Texas, between 12th and 15th of August. The Symposium is an international meeting where researchers and breeders from all over the world gather to present their studies and discuss chelonians ecology. WCS Brasil gave three oral presentations showing the results of the work developed with chelonians in the Brazilian Amazon.
March 23, 2017

Feral pigs, vampire bats, and infectious diseases in rural Brazil

A new study examines the impacts of invasive feral pigs, a favorite prey of vampire bats, on ecosystems in rural Brazil. The distribution of feral pigs — which are also known as wild boars, or “javali” in Portuguese, and are actually the same species as the domestic pig (Sus scrofa) — has increased five-fold since they were first recorded in Brazil in 2007.A group of Brazilian researchers found that not only might populations of vampire bats (Desmodus rotundus) explode as a result of this invasion of feral pigs, but associated threats, such as the spread of infectious diseases, could increase as well. The results of their study were published in the journal Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment earlier this month.