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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: An Overview Of Mammalian Conservation At Počo Das Antas Biological Reserve, Southeastern Brazil
Author: Brito D.
Oliveira L.C.
Mello M.A.R.
Abstract: Artlantic Forest mammals are still poorly known and very few localties have been properly surveyed and/or studied. Protected reserves are of paramount importance for the conservation of native flora and fauna. Hereby we provide a survey of mammals captured and/or observed in Poço das Antas Biological Reserve, the largest lowland Atlantic Forest reserve in Rio de Janeiro state, southeastern Brazil. A total of 77 species were recorded, several of them endemics and/or listed as threatened either by IUCN's Red List, by the Brazilian Red List or by the regional Red List of Rio de Janeiro State. Mammals are threatened in several ways in this area: (1) habitat loss and fragmentation, (2) road mortality, (3) fires, (4) poaching, (5) cattle grazing, (6) pollution, (7) exotic species, and (8) feral populations of dogs Canis familiaris and cats Felis catus. Despite all threats, this is an irnportant site for biodiversity conservation and scientific research. Better management and more investrnent would surely improve its effectiveness in protecting Atlantic Forest mammals. © 2004 Elsevier GmbH. All rights reserved.
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1016/j.jnc.2004.09.001
Date Issue: 2004
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