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Threats for bird population restoration: A systematic review
Guilherme Fernando Gomes Destro, Paulo De Marco, Levi Carina Terribile
Perspectives in Ecology and Conservation. 2018;16:68-73

  • The largest number of restoration attempts was performed in New Zealand.

  • The most frequent species were Grus americana and Notiomystis cincta.

  • Thirteen drivers were pointed out by researchers and practitioners.

  • Considering only environmental causes, predation was the most remarkable driver.

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Assessing the risk of invasion of species in the pet trade in Brazil
Clarissa Alves da Rosa, Rafael Zenni, Sílvia R. Ziller, Nelson de Almeida Curi, Marcelo Passamani
Perspectives in Ecology and Conservation. 2018;16:38-42

  • Six mammal pet species were assessed, all resulting in very high risk of invasion.

  • Rodents resulted the highest risk level among our analyses.

  • Reproductive traits account for the major part of the high risk of evaluated species.

  • Food group and ecological interactions were the main traits increasing risk scores of carnivores.

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The South Brazilian grasslands – A South American tallgrass prairie? Parallels and implications of fire dependency
G.E. Overbeck, J.D. Scasta, F.F. Furquim, I.I. Boldrini, J.R. Weir
Perspectives in Ecology and Conservation. 2018;16:24-30

  • South Brazilian and North American tallgrass grasslands show botanical similarity.

  • Fire appears to have a similar ecological role in both regions.

  • Fire as ecological process and conservation tool is undervalued in Brazil.

  • Brazilian grassland conservation might benefit from North American experiences.

  • Comparative ecological studies will improve our understanding of grassland ecology.

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Brazil's Native Vegetation Protection Law threatens to collapse pond functions
Daniel Grasel, Roger Paulo Mormul, Reinaldo Luiz Bozelli, Sidinei Magela Thomaz, João André Jarenkow
Perspectives in Ecology and Conservation. 2018;16:234-7

  • Pond systems provide essential and unique landscape functions.

  • Unsustainable policies threaten to collapse pond functions in Brazil.

  • Emergency measures are necessary to prevent pond extirpation.

  • Brazil needs a national policy for wetland conservation.

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A network of monitoring networks for evaluating biodiversity conservation effectiveness in Brazilian protected areas
Fabio de Oliveira Roque, Marcio Uehara-Prado, Francisco Valente-Neto, Jose Manuel Ochoa Quintero, Katia Torres Ribeiro, Marlucia Bonifacio Martins, Marcelo Gonçalves de Lima, Franco L. Souza, Erich Fischer, Urbano Lopes da Silva, Françoise Yoko Ishida, Andrew Gray-Spence, João Onofre Pereira Pinto, Danilo Bandini Ribeiro, Clarissa de Araujo Martins, Pierre Cyril Renaud, Olivier Pays, William E. Magnusson
Perspectives in Ecology and Conservation. 2018;16:177-85

  • Monitoring is a challenge for assessing targets for biodiversity agendas.

  • Biomonitoring systems can be linked in a network structure.

  • Biomonitoring initiatives in Brazil usually lack a clear conceptual framework.

  • The Network of Networks approach can promote the articulation of biomonitoring iniciatives.

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From hotspot to hopespot: An opportunity for the Brazilian Atlantic Forest
C.L. Rezende, F.R. Scarano, E.D. Assad, C.A. Joly, J.P. Metzger, B.B.N. Strassburg, M. Tabarelli, G.A. Fonseca, R.A. Mittermeier
Perspectives in Ecology and Conservation. 2018;16:208-14

  • High-resolution remote sensing data reveals 28%, or 32 million hectares (Mha), of native vegetation cover in the Brazilian Atlantic Forest.

  • There are 7.2Mha of degraded riparian areas, of which 5.2Mha at least must be restored before 2038 by landowners for legislation compliance.

  • Restoring this existing legal debt could increase native vegetation cover in the biome up to 35%.

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Uneven conservation efforts compromise Brazil to meet the Target 11 of Convention on Biological Diversity
André A. Pacheco, Ana Carolina O. Neves, G. Wilson Fernandes
Perspectives in Ecology and Conservation. 2018;16:43-8

  • Aichis Target 11 has not been adequately met.

  • Quality of the management of Conservation Units was poor for all indicators.

  • The only biome properly covered by Conservation Units in Brazil is the Amazon.

  • Areas of Environmental Protection offer poor protection and predominate in the system.

  • The funds for management should be at least 3.4 times bigger than current budget.

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Restoring Brazil's road margins could help the country offset its CO2 emissions and comply with the Bonn and Paris Agreements
G.W. Fernandes, A. Banhos, N.P.U. Barbosa, M. Barbosa, H.G. Bergallo, C.G. Loureiro, G.E. Overbeck, R. Solar, B.B.N. Strassburg, M.M. Vale
Perspectives in Ecology and Conservation. 2018;16:105-12

  • The restoration of usually degraded roadsides is proposed.

  • Thousands of hectares are readily available for restoration in Brazil.

  • This corresponds to US$ 26.5 billion in the carbon market.

  • The restoration of these wasted public lands can stimulate ecological restoration.

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As far as the eye can see: Scenic view of Cerrado National Parks
Ariane de Almeida Rodrigues, Mercedes Maria da Cunha Bustamante, Edson Eyji Sano
Perspectives in Ecology and Conservation. 2018;16:31-7

  • We looked into eight Cerrado National Parks and their surroundings.

  • Objective landscape biophysical attributes revealed different tourism potentials.

  • Rugged terrain offer more opportunities to explore long panoramic views.

  • Areas with flat relief are more suited for water recreational activities.

  • The study contributes to reduce the gap on cultural ES research in South America.

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Can you hear the noise? Environmental licensing of seismic surveys in Brazil faces uncertain future after 18 years protecting biodiversity
Cristiano Vilardo, André Favaretto Barbosa
Perspectives in Ecology and Conservation. 2018;16:54-9

  • Marine Seismic Surveys are a major threat to marine biodiversity worldwide.

  • In Brazil, regulation through environmental licensing has 18 years of practice.

  • Brazilian mitigation guidelines are recognized among world's most advanced.

  • Environmental licensing has commissioned important marine research in Brazil.

  • Ongoing institutional reforms jeopardize environmental control of MSS in Brazil.

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