Journalist born in Parintins and based in Manaus, Amazonas, where she has worked since 2022 as a reporter on issues involving the Brazilian Amazon. She has a bachelor's degree in journalism from Nilton Lins University.

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Eating chelonian meat is an integral part of Amazonian culture, but predatory hunting is a greater threat

Chelonians, which include turtles, terrapins and tortoises, have been part of the local population’s diet since colonizers arrived on the Amazon River. That meat has become common on people’s tables, especially in riverside and traditional communities. However, deficient law enforcement in remote areas and poaching threaten species and Amazon biodiversity.