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Extinction of lowland tapir and white-lipped peccary would impair forest diversity

According to a team of researchers affiliated with São Paulo State University (UNESP) in #RioClaro, #Brazil, the #extinction of South America's two largest #herbivores - the lowland #tapir (Tapirus terrestris) and the white-lipped #peccary (Tayassu pecari) - would cause a significant #decrease in #forest #diversity throughout the continent.

eurekalert.org/pub_releases/20

#ClimateBreakdown is pushing Brazil's iconic #Araucaria #tree to #extinction

For hundreds of thousands of years, the distinctive candelabra shapes of Araucaria trees (Araucaria angustifolia) have defined landscapes at the southern edge of #Brazil’s #Atlantic #Forest. Humans have never known a world without these majestic evergreens. But my new research, conducted with colleagues in Brazil and Reading, suggests that their extinction could be just a generation or 2 away.

theconversation.com/climate-br

Brazilians posted a video on social media in which President #JairBolsonaro calls #Brazil "garbage", says the #Amazon is no longer "ours" and unleashes his hate speech against people of African descent. #AmazonFires telesurenglish.net/news/Bolson

#Amazon #rainforest #fires: an environmental catastrophe – in pictures

Brazil is struggling to contain fires raging across the world’s largest tropical rainforest amid a growing global outcry

theguardian.com/world/gallery/

#Wildlife #ClimateCrisis #Brazil

Amazon fires: The devastation seen from above

Swathes of the #Amazon #rainforest in #Brazil are #burning at a record rate.

The BBC's Will Grant flew over northern Rondonia state to get a sense of the scale of the damage, which he describes as "disturbing".

bbc.com/news/av/world-latin-am

♻ RT @th1an1@twitter.com:

#Brazil 23.08: Thousands of people marched in #SãoPaulo, against the neo-fascist Bolsonaro government's attacks in the #Amazon rainforest. t.co/fjVBCsQXWS

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" #Brazil 23.08: Thousands of people marched in #SãoPaulo, against the neo-fascist Bolsonaro government's attacks in the #Amazon rainforest." - @th1an1

#Brazil

AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHHAAHHAHA! Jesús Christ.

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Funny that no one in the UK or US governments is talking about 'regime change' in #Brazil, despite the fact that their government is threatening the very survival of humanity with its corruption and support for deforestation.

#AmazonBurning

Large swathes of the Amazon rainforest are burning – video report

#Brazil has had more than 72,000 fire outbreaks so far this year with more than half of them in the world’s largest #rainforest

theguardian.com/environment/vi

#ClimateCrisis #Wildlife #Wildfire