Lowland Tapir Conservation Initiative - 25 Years of Tapir Conservation Efforts in Brazil
May 10, 2022 17:00 - 18:00
Event URL: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0uc-6sqTkvGdeDBYJBOx9Z10ViSsdf1TzB
Hosted by: Conservation Optimism
The Lowland Tapir Conservation Initiative (Iniciativa Nacional para a Conservação da Anta Brasileira) is promoting the research and conservation of lowland tapirs and their remaining habitats in Brazil. Patrícia Medici has created and has been leading since 1996 a long-term research and conservation program on lowland tapirs in the Atlantic Forests of the Pontal do Paranapanema Region, São Paulo, Brazil. This programme has included studies in ecology, population demography, population biology, epidemiology, genetics, habitat use and effects of habitat fragmentation, as well as promotion of community involvement through sustainable development, environmental education and habitat restoration efforts. During this webinar, Felipe Moreli Fantacini and Gabriela Medeiros de Pinho will give us an overview of their journey and will reveal some of the project’s findings.