Tag: Brazil

March 26, 2018

JWM: Camera traps help catch crop raiders and assess losses

In the sustainable-use reserves of Juruá, Brazil, communities can legally obtain fruits, nuts, fish and meat from the protected rainforest, but they chiefly subsist on cultivated cassava, a crop susceptible...

November 21, 2017

WSB: A low-cost approach boosts female Amazon River turtles

Amazon River turtles’ greatest threat is illegal harvesting, and since females, which grow larger and are easier to capture than males, are particularly targeted, concerns about the species’ future are...

March 6, 2017

Neotropical spotted cats coexist near reserves

Only 2 percent of Brazil’s Atlantic Forest lies under government protection, but some species of spotted cats appear to prefer those more protected areas, recent research suggests, and they co-exist...

Rainforest
April 24, 2015

Successful Rainforest Protection Much Like Speed Control

Putting the brakes on deforestation works best when treated the same way police enforce speed limits on highways, according to research on Brazilian jungle: Give them a ticket. “Forest law...