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Landscape changes decrease genetic diversity in the Pallas’ long-tongued bat
Rosane G. Collevatti, Luciana C. Vitorino, Thiago B. Vieira, Monik Oprea, Mariana P.C. Telles

  • The replacement of natural vegetation to agriculture, pastures or urban matrices decreased genetic diversity in the Palla’s long-tongued bat.

  • Pallas’s long-tongued bat had a quasi-stable range distribution since the last Glacial Maximum.

  • The Quaternary climate changes had no significant effects on the genetic diversity of the Palla’s long-tongued bat.

  • Populations of the Palla’s long-tongued bat was differentiated by isolation-by-distance, but not by environment.

  • Our findings point to the maintenance of large areas of natural vegetation to conserve genetic diversity in the Palla’s long-tongued bat.

Open access
Available online 8 August 2020
A Model of Collaborative Governance for Community-based Trophy-Hunting Programs in Developing Countries
Inayat Ullah, Dong-Young Kim

  • Local communities cooperate and participate in CBTH programs due to power-imbalance between strong governments and weak communities who neighbor or live closely with wildlife.

  • Contingency propositions that help practitioners and governments to understand and implement projects that seek environmental conservation in collaboration with local communities.

  • Key components of community-based trophy hunting programs identified and defined.

  • Factors affecting CBTH program’s process that determine the outcomes of CBTH programs.

Open access
Available online 31 July 2020
Opportunities to close the gap between science and practice for Marine Protected Areas in Brazil
Morena Mills, Rafael A. Magris, Mariana M.P.B. Fuentes, Roberta Bonaldo, Dannieli F. Herbst, Monique C.S. Lima, Isabela K.G. Kerber, Leopoldo C. Gerhardinger, Rodrigo L. de Moura, Camila Domit, João B. Teixeira, Hudson T. Pinheiro, Gabriel Vianna, Rodrigo Rodrigues de Freitas

  • Identifying specific and quantitative objectives and linking them to timeframes and budgets.

  • Developing strategic monitoring and evaluation programs focussed on MPA performance.

  • Enabling local stakeholders to participate in planning processes.

  • Explicitly considering MPA costs and leveraging existing sources of funding.

  • Decentralizing resource management and empowering local stakeholders to manage resources sustainably.

Open access
Available online 30 July 2020
Sugarcane: Brazilian public policies threaten the Amazon and Pantanal biomes
Mendelson Lima, Carlos Antonio da Silva Junior, Tatiane Deotti Pelissari, Thaís Lourençoni, Iago Manuelson Santos Luz, Francis Junior Araujo Lopes

  • Brazilian government liberates the sugarcane plantations in the Pantanal and the Amazon.

  • This non-sanctioned crop is likely to become the newest driver of deforestation in these biomes.

  • Direct and indirect conversion of forests can create a carbon balance debt that could take centuries to offset.

Open access
Available online 30 July 2020
Biased research generates large gaps on invertebrate biota knowledge in Brazilian freshwater ecosystems
Graciele de Barros, Maiara Tábatha da Silva Brito, Luiza Moura Peluso, Érika de Faria, Thiago J. Izzo, Alberto L. Teixido

  • The zooplankton was the most studied taxon, followed by mollusks and crabs, and it was also dominant across the hydrographic regions.

  • Cases about microplastics were reported only in three regions.

  • The hydrographic region of Paraná comprised the largest number of cases for the three invertebrate groups.

  • It was detected a disproportionately low increase of number of cases in relation to population density in the hydrographic regions.

Open access
Available online 15 July 2020
Perspectives in Ecology and Conservation

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