The Terra Brasilis Institute starts the Conscious Decision Campaign

The Terra Brasilis Institute starts the Conscious Decision CampaignThe action is aimed at decision makers from the public and private sectors regarding activities that have an impact in the environment

The Terra Brasilis Institute, as part of the Pato Aqui, Água Acolá project, sponsored by Petrobras, is starting the Conscious Decision campaign, which seeks to build awareness of professionals from institutions responsible for environmental licensing, construction authorization, tourism or any activity that could potentially threaten the water’s good quality, and, consequently, the habitat of the Brazilian Merganser- one of the ten most endangered aquatic birds in the world. With focus on the Serra da Canastra region, the action will feature lectures and meetings, besides the distribution of informative material, a video about the Brazilian Merganser and actions that are being developed for its conservation and a DVD with a selection of the main Brazilian environmental laws.

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Ações para conservação do pato-mergulhão

Ações para conservação do pato-mergulhão

Conhecer mais sobre aspectos da biologia e do comportamento do pato-mergulhão. Estes são alguns dos objetivos da nova campanha de captura e marcação da espécie realizada entre os dias 7 e 10 de outubro na região da Serra da Canastra pelos pesquisadores do Instituto Terra Brasilis.

Durante a campanha, foram capturados e anilhados dez indivíduos, dos quais dois foram marcados com rádios transmissores para posteriormente serem monitorados. Além disso, foram coletadas amostras de sangue para análise genética e realizados os procedimentos padrão, como pesagem, sexagem e avaliação das condições dos indivíduos.

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Actions for the conservation of the Brazilian Merganser

Actions for the conservation of the Brazilian Merganser The Terra Brasilis Institute participates in events promoted by the Chico Mendes Institute of Biodiversity - ICMBio

As part of the activities of the Terra Brasilis Institute related to public policies and the conservation of the species, between the days of 13th to 17th of April, the Brazilian Merganser Program team participated in two events organized by the National Bird Research and Conservation Center - CEMAVE/ICMBio: the second meeting about the Brazilian Merganser’s Captivity Program and the annual monitoring Workshop of the Brazilian Merganser’s National Action Plan (PAN). Present at the events were the coordinator Lívia Lins and the Biologist Flávia Ribeiro, of the Terra Brasilis Institute, besides researchers from other regions involved in the conservation of the Brazilian Merganser.

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