Projeto de Conservação

PRESERVATION PROJECTS

Pantanal has one of the richest biodiversity in the world. In the heart of Pantanal, Baía das Pedras knows its appreciation and encourages endangered species research and preservation projects. Projects are properly licensed by IBAMA and performed in partnership with NGOs and international and national zoos, universities and government agencies.

Doors are right opened at Baía das Pedras to welcome scientists who come to search data as well as important information about the animals which are the main focus studies, such as spatial ecology, habitat use, behavior, breeding, genetics, health and so on.

Currently, the following animals are being studied, as BRAZILIAN TAPIR, GIANT ARMADILLO and ANTEATER. These projects are sponsored by international zoos conservation funds, mainly North American and European.

The 5 people research team, including coordinators, veterinaries, biologists, field assistants, among other professionals spends from ten to fifteen days a month on the farm. All of them are provided with accommodations and meals.

In general, studies include the capture and anesthesia of the animals (traps) on the purpose of implementing  telemetric transmitters (VHF / GPS), and during the capture procedures biological materials collections are carried out for health and genetic studies purposes, body measurements, complete health checks, transmitters implementation and a lot more. Once they are released, the animals fitted with transmitters are monitored for extended periods of time. The researchers also work with other research methodologies such as camera traps, which also disclose more about the researched species biology and ecology.

Tourists who stay in the farm are provided with detailed information about ongoing projects. Once the project teams are working in the field, tourists are invited to attend evening lectures. In addition, they may follow the researchers in their research activities. It is certainly unforgettable! If you are interested, please contact the office of Baía das Pedras in order to check on the expedition timing of the different projects.

Pantanal is huge! Baía das Pedras supports and encourages research and contributes to the preservation of the local fauna and flora. If you have a research team, please contact us. The setting is already amazing. Come to find out much more!

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