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Chapter 9 – Introduction

February 3, 2015
Cadeia do Espinhaço   The extravagant landscape and diversity of biomes (Cerrado/Savanna and Caatinga) of the area surrounding Jacobina deserve a special mention in this presentation. These natural characteristics had …

Subchapter 6 – Eucalyptus versus Biodiversity

February 2, 2015
"Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe." Albert Einstein Dear reader, The Brazilian Cerrado follows the same fate of the Mata …

Chapter 6 – National Park Sempre Vivas

February 3, 2015
 "Nothing can be created out of nothing". Lucretius (ca. 99 BC - ca. 55 BC) Dear reader, The Sempre Vivas National Park is near Diamantina in the state of Minas …

New to nature No 121: Cavichiana bromelicola

February 3, 2015
Zoology New to nature New to nature No 121: Cavichiana bromelicola A brilliantly coloured new species of leafhopper is the first to be associated with bromeliads in their native habitat …

The scorpion hunters of Pakistan

February 2, 2015
The scorpion hunters of Pakistan  Hundreds of people are involved in lucrative but unregulated scorpion trade amid fears it will affect the ecosystem.  Al Jazeera The hunters say that black …

LIVRO VERMELHO – PLANTAS RARAS DO CERRADO

February 5, 2015

Apesar da profusão dos conceitos de raridade e das diferentes definições, é consenso que espécies raras podem apresentar uma alta vulnerabilidade e, portanto, devem ser priorizadas em medidas de conservação. …

Brazil facing worst drought in decades

February 4, 2015

  Environment Brazil facing worst drought in decades Rio De Janeiro experiencing severe water crisis, while Sao Paulo suffers worst conditions in nearly 100 years. 24 Jan 2015 10:58 GMT …

Learning From Animal Friendships

February 3, 2015
  Science |​​ NYT Now Learning From Animal Friendships By ERICA GOODE  JAN. 26, 2015 Unlikely Friends Videos of unlikely animal friendships are popular on social media. Scientists are now …

New to nature no 109: Anochetus hohenbergiae

February 3, 2015
Insects New to nature New to nature no 109: Anochetus hohenbergiae Anochetus hohenbergiae is a species of ant, native to Brazil that lives in epiphytes high up in trees Anochetus …