The Federal Prosecutor’s Office wants harsher penalties for a gang that killed big cats in the state of Acre. No one has been arrested. In the Amazon, human action kills or displaces about 350 jaguars every year.
Amazon rainforest may be home to more animals than previously thought
By tapping the expertise of indigenous hunters, researchers found that conventional surveying techniques underestimate animal populations and miss species in the remote Amazon.
Amazônia Real: New primate species discovered in the Amazon
In the 21st century, there is much to explore and discover in the Amazon. Recently, it was discovered a new species of primates on an expedition in the Rainforest: The Araca Uakari.
Small monkeys take over when big primates have been hunted
Research has shown that small monkeys in hunted forests exhibit compensatory growth in the absence of larger primates. In other words, when larger monkeys are removed, population densities of small monkeys can skyrocket.
Loreto: The work of rescue animals in the Peruvian Amazon
For seven years the Amazon Rescue Center (CREA) has traveled through the rainforest of Loreto looking for animals in captivity, in order to rehabilite them and then return them to nature.
New Dolphin Discovered in Brazil
Scientists are discovering that there are multiple species of river dolphin in the Amazon.