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Abandoned, lost or otherwise discarded fishing gear in Brazil: A review
Jéssica Link, Bárbara Segal, Luiz Miguel Casarini
10.1016/j.pecon.2018.12.003

  • First review on abandoned, lost or otherwise discarded fishing gear (ALDFG) in Brazil.

  • The ALDFG record began in the 1990s along beach strips.

  • Studies focusing on underwater debris began in the 2000s and ALDFG were found in all categories applied for the marine litter collected in these research efforts.

  • Only 9 studies are focused on ALDFG and started from 2009 onwards.

  • We highlight what is known, the most studied areas, and what are the knowledge gaps about ALDFG.

Open access
Available online 16 January 2019
Geographic bias in the media reporting of aquatic versus terrestrial human predator conflicts and its conservation implications
Hugo Bornatowski, Nigel E. Hussey, Cláudio L.S. Sampaio, Rodrigo R.P. Barreto
10.1016/j.pecon.2018.12.004

  • Terrestrial predator–human conflicts occur predominantly in developing nations.

  • Shark–human conflicts occur in the developed world, with rapid mass media coverage.

  • Terrestrial predator–human conflicts only were reported when are linked to western people (basically hunters or visitors).

  • The media is often determined to over sensationalize without consideration of impacts for conservation.

Open access
Available online 16 January 2019
Protecting forests at the expense of native grasslands: Land-use policy encourages open-habitat loss in the Brazilian cerrado biome
Juliana Bonanomi, Fernando R. Tortato, Raphael Santos, Jerry M. Penha, Anderson Saldanha Bueno, Carlos A. Peres
10.1016/j.pecon.2018.12.002

  • Current Brazilian environmental legislation fails to consider the habitat heterogeneity of the cerrado biome.

  • Legal reserves are severely biased in protecting forest environments at the expense of natural cerrado vegetation, thereby neglecting open-habitat biotas that are rapidly succumbing to agricultural conversion.

  • Protected areas and Indigenous Lands contain a higher proportion of non-forest habitat than Legal Reserves within private landholdings.

Open access
Available online 16 January 2019
The paradoxical situation of the white-lipped peccary (Tayassu pecari) in the state of Mato Grosso, Brazil
Mendelson Lima, Carlos Augusto Peres, Mark Ilan Abrahams, Carlos Antonio da Silva Junior, Gerlane de Medeiros Costa, Reginaldo Carvalho dos Santos
10.1016/j.pecon.2018.12.001

  • White-lipped peccaries are still abundant in the state of Mato Grosso, Brazil.

  • They are severely persecuted by farmers due to damage they cause to maize plantations.

  • The expansion of agribusiness frontiers in the Amazon biome will likely result in further conflict.

  • There is a need to mitigate crop damage and increase farmer's tolerance.

  • Measures need to be developed to curtail the slaughter of white-lipped peccaries.

Open access
Available online 21 December 2018
Hope and doubt for the world's marine ecosystems
H.T. Pinheiro, J.B. Teixeira, R.B. Francini-Filho, A. Soares-Gomes, C.E.L. Ferreira, L.A. Rocha
10.1016/j.pecon.2018.11.001

  • Signatory parties of the Convention on Biological Diversity declared daring commitments to reach the Sustainable Development Goal 14.

  • United Nations seems optimistic with the progress achieved towards SDG 14.

  • However, major challenges presented by signatory governments are slowing down or compromising the achievement of the targets.

  • Here we present initiatives and examples that give us hope towards the sustainability of the world's marine biodiversity.

Open access
Available online 14 December 2018
The soda lakes of Nhecolândia: A conservation opportunity for the Pantanal wetlands
Renato L. Guerreiro, Ivan Bergier, Michael M. McGlue, Lucas V. Warren, Urbano Gomes Pinto de Abreu, Jônatas Abrahão, Mario L. Assine
10.1016/j.pecon.2018.11.002

  • Unsustainable land use changes threaten the Pantanal wetlands.

  • Origins of soda lakes in southern Pantanal (Nhecolândia) have recently been unveiled.

  • Nhecolândia's soda lakes are carbon sinks with poorly known geomicrobiology.

  • Conservation of soda lakes can benefit organic sustainable beef production.

  • Soda lake extremophiles may be analogs to early life and the deep biosphere.

Open access
Available online 12 December 2018
Perspectives in Ecology and Conservation

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