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 23, 2019

WCS Brazil Issues Statement on the Amazon Fires

“The Amazon, a fortress for life on Earth, is burning nearly twice as fast as last year.  All parties must come together to stop the setting of these devastating fires. 

“These fires are threatening the livelihoods of all Amazonian people - indigenous and non-indigenous, urban and rural; destroying the world’s greatest home for wild species of plants and animals; and reducing the forests which store and sequester carbon and help curtail our planet’s climate crisis. The increase in fire frequency is extremely troubling. The Amazon is the largest intact tropical forest in the world.  It produces about 20 percent of the planet's pure air and this increase in the rate of its loss has global impacts.

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.