Wednesday, April 20, 2011

The Cerrado: Unusual Animals in Brazil’s Other Biodiverse Region threatened #Squidoo

The Cerrado: Brazil’s Other Biodiverse Region Loses Ground by Fred Pearce: Yale Environment 360:
Brazilian Cerrado
"The cerrado has its own rich array of unusual mammals, including armadillos, anteaters, tapirs, and maned wolves, as well as thousands of endemic vascular plants adapted to drought and fire. But while the cerrado shares a place with the Amazon on Conservation International’s list of the world’s top 25 biodiversity hotspots, so far the outrage over its devastation has remained minimal."

Laws remain weak, and commercial pressures 
to clear the cerrado continue to grow.

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