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.
By tapping the expertise of indigenous hunters, researchers found that conventional surveying techniques underestimate animal populations and miss species in the remote 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.
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.
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.
Scientists are discovering that there are multiple species of river dolphin in the Amazon.