Biota Education III focuses on the pantanal | 16.01.2014

Approximately 5% of the pantanal is protected by conservation areas


The occupation and land use by farming in the areas next to the pantanal plains are one of the main threats to conservation of the local biodiversity. This is what José Sabino, from the Anhanguera University (Uniderp), Walfrido Tomas, from the Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (Embrapa-Pantanal), and Arnildo Pott, from the Mato Grosso do Sul Federal University (UFMS) stressed during the third meeting of the Biota-FAPESP Education Conference Cycle, held in São Paulo on April 18th. According to them, approximately 5% of the pantanal is protected by conservation areas, which is insufficient to protect the region’s animals.

Biota-FAPESP Education Conference Cycle is an initiative of the Biota FAPESP Program, in partnership with Pesquisa FAPESP magazine. The goal is to present the knowledge generated in the program along its 13 years, while contributing to the quality of science and environmental education in the country.

Marcelo Viana talks about Brazil's entry in the international elite group in mathematics research
A cold particle can transfer heat to a hotter one, reversing the arrow of time
How monkeys help us understand the virus' dispersal
Inflammation reduces neuron conections of children with the disorder
The detection of gravitational waves from a neutron star collision
Physics, biology and technology unite to unravel a rodent's circadian rhytms
Brachycephalus froglets, from the Atlantic Forest, don't hear their own calls
Transgenic sugarcane is resistant to its main pest
Balloons can help bring connectivity and vigilance to remote areas
Experiment replays phenomenon which may occur near black holes
The challenges in diagnosing and treating genetic sexual disorders
The importance of communication to bring science closer to the public
How fungi use chemistry to shine in the darkness of the forest
3D cell cultures help further understanding on organs and tissues
A survey shows the impact of scientific production in São Paulo State