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|Type:||Artigo de periódico|
|Title:||A Leap Further: The Brazilian Amphibian Conservation Action Plan|
De Paula C.D.
|Abstract:||Brazil has a fundamental role in amphibian conservation, harboring the highest amphibian species richness in the world and a large number of endemics. Here, we present an overview of the Brazilian Amphibian Conservation Action Plan (BACAP), which is still being developed by Brazilian herpetologists. Basic research - particularly species inventories, taxonomic revisions and the collection of field data - are urgently needed to guide amphibian conservation in the country. Documentation and monitoring of amphibian richness has improved, at least at regional scales. Lists of threatened species are regularly updated, efforts to standardize field work protocols are being attempted and captive breeding is being considered as a research and educational tool. We also present a short history of the BACAP, identify some of the challenges tied to its implementation, and review a few but important recent achievements. © ISSCA 2012.|
|Appears in Collections:||Unicamp - Artigos e Outros Documentos|
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