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

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Feral pigs, vampire bats, and infectious diseases in rural Brazil
(March 23, 2017)   -   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...

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Scientists Produce a New Roadmap For Guiding Development & Conservation Efforts in the Amazon

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Scientists Produce a New Roadmap For Guiding Development & Conservation Efforts in the Amazon
(December 23, 2016)   -   New river basin classification will help safeguard region’s biodiversity and monitor infrastructure developmeScientists from WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society), the Nature Conservancy, and several partners in Brazil and Peru have produced a geographic information system (GIS) “roadmap” to help guide conservation efforts at large scale in the Amazon River basin, a region roughly the size of the United States.The new spatial framework—created with several major data sets a...

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Vampire Bats and Feral Pigs: A Bad Combination for Wildlife and People

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Vampire Bats and Feral Pigs: A Bad Combination for Wildlife and People
(November 18, 2016)   -   A camera trap survey conducted by WCS and other groups to survey wildlife in rural locations in Brazil’s Atlantic forest and Pantanal regions produced a big surprise: the unexpected frequency of vampire bats feeding on both wildlife and livestock in both areas. 

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WCS Brazil Launches Pantanal Science to Bridge Gap Between Researchers & Communities

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WCS Brazil Launches Pantanal Science to Bridge Gap Between Researchers & Communities
(August 19, 2016)   -   Seeking to bridge the gap between scientists and the public, WCS Brazil and its collaborators have published Ciência Pantanal (Pantanal Science), a new scientific journal designed to inform rural communities of the latest in environmental studies and issues.

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WCS Brasil offers training in Large Scales Wildlife Monitoring

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WCS Brasil offers training in Large Scales Wildlife Monitoring
(October 26, 2015)   -   The Wildlife Conservation Society, in partnership with Proteus Wildlife Research Consultants and the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, with support from the Gordon & Betty Moore Foundation, is proud to offer the following training opportunity:Cost-effective wildlife monitoring at large scales: Introduction to site-occupancy and mark-recapture methods.Course dates & Location: 15-20 February, 2016. Manaus or Novo Airão.For more information please click on the f...

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WCS Brazil Pantanal/Cerrado team received the Ecology and Environmentalism Award from the City Council of Campo Grande

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WCS Brazil Pantanal/Cerrado team received the Ecology and Environmentalism Award from the City Council of Campo Grande
(June 12, 2015)   -   In recognition of their long-term efforts to protect the headwaters and floodplain of the Pantanal wetlands and bordering Cerrado, the WCS Brazil Pantanal/Cerrado team received the Ecology and Environmentalism Award from the City Council of Campo Grande. The award ceremony took place at the "Camera Municipal" (city hall) of Campo Grande on Wednesday evening, June 10, 2015. Campo Grande is the capital of Mato Grosso do Sul state and the gateway to the Pantanal wetlands of central-w...

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Camila Ferrara, our Aquatic Turtle Specialist, publish an article at Live Science's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights.

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Camila Ferrara, our Aquatic Turtle Specialist, publish an article at Live Science's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights.
(April 19, 2015)   -   Camila Ferrara is an aquatic turtle specialist with the Brazil Program of the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS). This article is the second in a series celebrating the contributions of women to the practice of conservation. Ferrara contributed this article to Live Science's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights. 

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WCS wins International ReSource Award for work in Brazil's Pantanal

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WCS wins International ReSource Award for work in Brazil's Pantanal
(April 01, 2015)   -   The Wildlife Conservation Society has won Swiss Re Foundation's prestigious International ReSource Award for Sustainable Watershed Management for its efforts to protect and restore the headwaters of Brazil's Pantanal, one of the world's largest tropical wetlands.

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WCS Brazil and partners launch an Innovative Project in Manaus, Amazonia

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WCS Brazil and partners launch an Innovative Project in Manaus, Amazonia
(March 18, 2015)   -   WCS Brasil launches new project to design and build a world-class conservation education center in Manaus, the Amazon’s largest city and the nexus of tourism, wildlife consumption and trade in the region.

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Sustainable Agriculture and Sporting Festival for NATIONAL TREE DAY

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(October 13, 2014)   -   To scale-up adoption of SLUP (Sustainable Land-use Practices) in the highlands region bordering the Pantanal, WCS Brasil in partnership with the rural municipality of Corguinho and the local NGO, Instituto Quinta do Sol, organized a celebration of Brazil’s National Tree Day, which happened on the first day of spring, September 21st, 2014.

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Launching of Ciência Pantanal first edition covered by a major brazilizan network

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Launching of Ciência Pantanal first edition covered by a major brazilizan network
(September 15, 2014)   -   The WCS Brazil Pantanal program wanted to share this TV news report from a major Brazilian network: REDE RECORD, which was shown on their AgroBrasil TV news.

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River turtle mothers 'talk' to their hatchlings

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River turtle mothers 'talk' to their hatchlings
(August 19, 2014)   -   Scientists in Brazil have managed to eavesdrop on underwater "turtle talk".Their recordings have revealed that, in the nesting season, river turtles appear to exchange information vocally - communicating with each other using at least six different sounds.

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Ciência Pantanal Magazine - Release

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Ciência Pantanal Magazine - Release
(August 08, 2014)   -   The first magazine called CIÊNCIA PANTANAL (Pantanal Science) – a property-owner-friendly journal for bridging the gap between researchers and landowners, was released today at FAMASUL (Brazilian Confederation of Agriculture and Livestock). The event united a number of regional landowners, landowner associations and researchers representing Universities, NGO’s, Government organizations, etc.

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