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.
The presentation entitled "Turtle Sound Communication: Investigating the Influence of Environmental and Lineage on Sound Frequency (CAMILA R FERRARA, RICHARD C. VOGT & RICARDO BRAGA NETO)" was one of the Symposium highlights.
It explores how turtles use sound to communicate and analyze the influence of the environment, phylogenetic lineage, and carapace size on their sound frequencies. Thirteen turtle species from different habitats were recorded
The other oral presentations were entitled:
Vulnerability of Nesting Sites of Podocnemis Species and Effectiveness of Public Policies in the Brazilian Amazon. CAMILA FAGUNDES, FRANCIELE FATH, LARA CÔRTES, ROBSON GUIMARÃES JÚNIOR, VÍVIAN UHLIG, PAULO ANDRADE, RICHARD VOGT, JUAREZ PEZZUTI, AND PAULO DE MARCO JÚNIOR
Conservation and Participatory Monitoring of Turtles in the Lower Rio Negro Mosaic of Protected Areas. CAMILA FERRARA, CAMILA K. FAGUNDES, RACHEL K. ACOSTA, MARIANA M. LEITÃO, ANA L.C.B. FIGUEIREDO, ANGELA MIDORI, VIRGÍNIA C.D. BERNARDES, POLLYANA F. LEMOS, PAULO C.M. ANDRADE, JAIME G. NERY-JÚNIOR, & MARIA C.G. PEREIRA.
The abstracts of the oral presentations can be found on pages 28 and 31 of the Symposion Book (Program & Abstracts).