The Pantanal and its future

A wilderness of water The Pantanal

by Christine. K. Eckstrom. Published in " Audubon ",the Magazine of the National Audubon Society (March/April 1996)

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The case of the Paraguay-Paraná waterway

by Johan F. Gottgens, Ronald H. Fortney, Jill Meyer, James E. Perry, and Brian E. Rood. Published in Wetlands Bulletin, 1998, pp. 12-18.

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Update report on fire situation in the Pantanal October 2019

I received this update report this morning - 22nd October 2019 - from the Instituto Arara Azul

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Native trees help burned Pantanal

Neiva Guedes reported on her Facebook page that she had travelled into the Serra do Amolar, the imposing mountain range in the centre of the Pantanal, where there had been serious fires last year and discovered some of the burned pasture land had been replanted with native trees such as manduvi, acuri and bocaiuvia. Hyacinthine macaws were actually feeding on one of the trees. This is an amazing development and needs to be replicated elsewhere in the Pantanal. I compiled an article based on the Facebook page and sent it to Parrots magazine.  It has just been published in the March 2021 issue and can be read here.

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Latest News

  • Monday 11th July 2022

    A number of articles have appeared now about the release of Spix’s Macaws back into the wild on 11th June. Probably the best one was written by Rene Wuest, the publisher of the German Papageien magazine, which is published in the July 2022 i ... Read More »

Quotes

 " Naturam expellas furca, tamen usque recurret "

( If you drive out nature with a pitchfork, she will soon find a way back)

Horace (65-8 BC)