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Diagnosis of populations of birds and cynegetic mammals in the conservation units of the São Paulo Atlantic Rainforest

Abstract

Currently there is a lot of controversy regarding the most efficient manner for the conservation of tropical ecosystems, and in particular, on the role that protected areas perform to attain this objective. Birds and large-sized mammals are among the most vulnerable to over-exploitation by hunting, loss of habitat, trafficking or competition for resources with human beings. In tropical forests the animals that consume fruit (frugivores) make up around 80 per cent of the biomass of all the vertebrates, exercising a fundamental role in the structuration. Among them many are threatened with extinction, such as the large primates (woolly spider monkey, Brachyteles arachnoides) and the piping guans (Pipile jacutinga). In the Atlantic Rainforest merely 2 per cent of the 8 per cent remaining of the original Forest is given up to conservation units of indirect use.Many of these units, however, are under huge pressure from hunting, directly affecting the populations of cynegetic animals, which certainly affect the whole tropical chain. On the other hand, these units are not the majority nor is their spatial distribution in these areas. This project consists of diagnosing populations of birds and cynegetic mammals in six conservation units on the Atlantic Rainforest in the State of São Paulo. In addition, precise information on the spatial distribution of these animals in the conservation units will be collected for future monitoring and effective protection. Our project is the first study of spatial distribution and density of cynegetic species in the conservation units of the Atlantic Rainforest of São Paulo and its methodology could be employed in other areas. (AU)

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Scientific publications (8)
(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
BOVENDORP, RICARDO SIQUEIRA; GALETTI, MAURO. Density and population size of mammals introduced on a land-bridge island in southeastern Brazil. Biological Invasions, v. 9, n. 3, p. 353-357, . (01/14463-5)
NORRIS, DARREN; ROCHA-MENDES, FABIANA; MARQUES, RENATO; NOBRE, RODRIGO DE ALMEIDA; GALETTI, MAURO. Density and Spatial Distribution of Buffy-tufted-ear Marmosets (Callithrix aurita) in a Continuous Atlantic Forest. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PRIMATOLOGY, v. 32, n. 4, p. 811-829, . (01/14463-5, 07/03392-6)
FADINI, RODRIGO F.; FLEURY, MARINA; DONATTI, CAMILA I.; GALETTI, MAURO. Effects of frugivore impoverishment and seed predators on the recruitment of a keystone palm. ACTA OECOLOGICA-INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ECOLOGY, v. 35, n. 2, p. 188-196, . (01/14463-5)
ARIANE D. ALVAREZ; MAURO GALETTI. Predação de ninhos artificiais em uma ilha na Mata Atlântica: testando o local e o tipo de ovo. Revista Brasileira de Zoologia, v. 24, n. 4, p. 1011-1016, . (01/14463-5)
GALETTI, MAURO; GIACOMINI, HENRIQUE C.; BUENO, RAFAEL S.; BERNARDO, CHRISTINE S. S.; MARQUES, RENATO M.; BOVENDORP, RICARDO S.; STEFFLER, CARLA E.; RUBIM, PAULO; GOBBO, SABRINA K.; DONATTI, CAMILA I.; et al. Priority areas for the conservation of Atlantic forest large mammals. Biological Conservation, v. 142, n. 6, p. 1229-1241, . (01/14463-5, 07/00281-9)
ROCHA-MENDES, FABIANA; NEVES, CAROLINA LIMA; NOBRE, RODRIGO DE ALMEIDA; MARQUES, RENATO MATOS; BIANCONI, GLEDSON VIGIANO; GALETTI, MAURO. Non-volant mammals from Nucleo Santa Virginia, Serra do Mar State Park, Sao Paulo, Brazil. Biota Neotropica, v. 15, n. 1, . (01/14463-5, 07/03392-6)
MAURO GALETTI; RICARDO S. BOVENDORP; RODRIGO F. FADINI; CARLOS O. A. GUSSONI; MARCOS RODRIGUES; ARIANE D. ALVAREZ; PAULO R. GUIMARÃES JR; KAISER ALVES. Hyper abundant mesopredators and bird extinction in an Atlantic forest island. Zoologia, v. 26, n. 2, p. 288-298, . (01/14463-5)
MAURO GALETTI; MARCO AURÉLIO PIZO; LEONOR PATRÍCIA CERDEIRA MORELLATO. Diversidade de características funcionais dos frutos carnosos em uma área de Mata Atlântica. Biota Neotropica, v. 11, n. 1, p. 181-193, . (01/14463-5)

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