Gobal Smuggling Ring Uncovered in Brazil

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Brazil is one of the world's hotspots for animal smuggling because of its rich diversity of animals. Tags: wildlife crime smuggling brazil trafficking latin america Thanks to animalblog.co.uk for this big story. Brazilian federal police arrested 72 people on Wednesday on suspicion of running an international smuggling ring that traded half a million wild animals, including jaguars and monkeys, each year.

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Endemic Birds of Brazil

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My wife and I spent two weeks in Brazil birding the Atlantic Forest and The Pantanal. Brazil is the fifth largest country in the world and also has the fifth place in the countries with the highest population to feed. Brazil exports 25% of the world raw cane and refined sugar, is the world leader in soybean production, and produces 80% of the worlds orange juice market. Destinations Brazil endemics three-toed Jacamar

Most Wanted Birds in Brazil

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home about advertise archives birds conservation contact galleries links reviews subscribe Browse: Home / Birds / Most Wanted Birds in Brazil Most Wanted Birds in Brazil By Corey • March 12, 2011 • 5 comments Tweet Share Brazil is an amazing country loaded with a huge number of species of bird that birders the world over desperately want to experience. To see this bird in all its glory in the environs of Brazil would be my bird dream.

They’ve Got an Awful Lot of Birds in Brazil.

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Way down among the Brazillians, Coffee beans grow by the billions, So they’ve got to find those extra cups to fill, They’ve got an awful lot of coffee in Brazil.… The Coffee Song lyrics ran like an earworm through my head as I prepared for my September trip to Brazil. Carlos Sanchez, who designed, organized, and led our bucket-list trip, warned me, and Carlos knows Brazil. Trips Brazil cristalino Pantanal

Birding Brazil Blog

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Now he’s moved to Brazil , which means we get to vicariously explore the avifauna of another bird-rich country. Derek Kverno has already created epic blog travelogues of his stints in Ecuador and Tanzania. Awesome! Asides

Review: Wildlife Conservation Society Birds of Brazil – The.

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And it looks even better in my hands while I dream about a visit to regions of Brazil I had scarcely heard of before being provided with a review copy of the first volume of the Wildlife Conservation Society Birds of Brazil.* The conservation need is urgent: great attention has rightly been paid to Brazil’s Amazonian rainforest but not enough resources have gone to the Pantanal and the Cerrado, of which only 4% and 5%, respectively, are protected.

Parrots: Brazil’s Colorful Avian Clowns

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Second, they occupy an astonishing variety of habitats from temperate Araucaria forests in Chile to alpine scree in New Zealand to seasonally flooded rainforests in Brazil to rocky sea cliffs in Australia. Brazil, in particular, is the country with the largest number of parrot species in the world with approximately 84 species. No other region in Brazil has so many parrots as the Amazon. The Atlantic Rainforest of Brazil is a major hotspot for endemism.

Brazil’s Pantanal: A Birding Spectacle

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The Pantanal is a vast, seasonally flooded wetland — the largest in the world — in the southwest corner of the state of Mato Grosso in Brazil. It is also perhaps the best place in Brazil to see White-fronted Woodpecker , a specialty more typical of the Chaco of Paraguay and Argentina which occurs in small numbers at Pousada Piuval.

Winner of the Wildlife Conservation Society Birds of Brazil Giveaway

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home about advertise archives birds conservation contact galleries links reviews subscribe Browse: Home / competitions / Winner of the Wildlife Conservation Society Birds of Brazil Giveaway Winner of the Wildlife Conservation Society Birds of Brazil Giveaway By Corey • March 12, 2011 • No comments yet Tweet Share There were many excellent entries in the Wildlife Conservation Society Birds of Brazil: The Pantanal & Cerrado of Central Brazil giveaway.

Magical Canastra: A Piece of Brazil’s Forgotten Grasslands

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However, even within Brazil, very few people are aware of Brazil’s Cerrado: a biome of expansive grasslands dotted with termite mounds, lightly wooded savannas, and ribbons of gallery forest along permanent sources of water. After guiding at Cristalino Lodge, I had the good fortune to travel throughout southeast Brazil with Dalcio Dacol. Many people have heard of the immense Amazon Rainforest with its astonishing biodiversity.

Don't Forget the Birds of Brazil Giveaway

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home about advertise archives birds conservation contact galleries links reviews subscribe Browse: Home / Asides / Don’t Forget the Birds of Brazil Giveaway Don’t Forget the Birds of Brazil Giveaway By Corey • March 7, 2011 • No comments yet Tweet Share You only have until Thursday to enter the Wildlife Conservation Society Birds of Brazil giveaway.

World birding from a Schrödinger’s house

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Brazil 1847 sp. 3. Peru (Manu Biosphere Reserve with 1000 species – the richest region for birds in the world), Brazil (Pantanal, the world’s largest wetland with 650 bird species, and the Atlantic forests), and Ecuador are already well established bird tour destinations.

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Where America dreams of/goes birding?

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8%: Brazil, Panama. Yet, the fact that tiny Panama is as popular as huge Brazil, with twice as many bird species, speaks volume for Brazil’s stage of ecotourism development. A lot more needs to be done to protect and sustainably utilise that biodiversity, although with the Brazil’s current president, it seems highly unlikely. Trips Africa Australia Brazil Colombia Costa Rica Ecuador New Guinea Panama Peru world birdwatch

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Standing and staring.

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Birding Brazil Toco Toucan“What is this life if, full of care, We have no time to stand and stare.” ” William Henry Davies (1871-1940) commented in his poem, “Leisure” (from “Songs of Joy and Others”, 1911), that things have come to a pretty pass when the stresses of everyday life prevent us from taking a few moments to just stop and look.

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Tanagers of Hotel do Ype, Itatiaia.

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About half way between Brazil’s Sao Paulo and Rio de Janiero, lies a mountain valley containing the Itatiaia National Park. Birds Brazil Itatiaia National Park tanagers The endemic-rich Mata Atlantica, or Atlantic Forest is a habitat type found close to the coast in the south-eastern states of the huge country. Chestnut-bellied Euphonia (not actually a tanager, but gorgeous just the same).

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Red-legged Seriema

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Fast forward 8 years and I found myself in Brazil. Red-legged Seriema, Cariama cristata , can be seen in Brazil and Uruguay and overlap with the Black-legged Seriema in Northern Argentina and Paraguay. Birding Brazil Red-legged Seriema REGUA Rio de JanieroThe first time I saw a Red-legged Seriema , I had no idea what it was. What family is it from? Where does it come from? How do I get to see one in the wild? I didn’t even know where to start.

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A Big Day, Some Bad News, and a Brazilian Surprise

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For now, though, score one in the positive side of the ledger as a long-lost species—the Blue-eyed Ground Dove —has been rediscovered in Brazil. News Blue-eyed Ground Dove Brazil Conservation Cornell Lab of Ornithology Global Big Day North American Bird Conservation InitiativeThis past week in birding news was nothing if not exciting. Almost 16,000 birders, participating in the second annual Global Big Day on May 14th, ticked some 6,284 species worldwide.

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Mystery ID – Solved

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I am lucky enough to visit the Atlantic Forests of south-eastern Brazil from time to time and an encounter with one of these flocks always leaves me twisted. Birds Black-goggled Tanager Brazil In the forests of South America, a birder is likely to cross the path of a feeding flock of brown birds represented by Woodcreepers, Spinetails, Foliage-gleaners and Xenops. Collectively these birds revel in the name, Funariidae.

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Protecting the Hyacinth Macaw and the Cerrado

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The three major strongholds of the Hyacinth Macaw are Pantanal region encompassing parts of Brazil, Bolivia and Paraguay, the Cerrado in interior, and Brazil’s eastern Amazon Basin region. As much as 21% of Brazil is covered by the little-known but precious savanna, yet the Cerrado is disappearing faster than the Amazon rainforest (and you know that’s fast!) Birds brazil Conservation macaws parrotsWho doesn’t love a macaw?

Gray-headed Kite destroys wasp nest.

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Birding Brazil Gray-headed KiteWe join proceedings a little way in as it took a few moments to find a good vantage point and find an acceptable camera exposure level. Thankfully, we have already passed the bit where I humiliate myself in front of 22 Brazilian soccer players by tripping on my laces when trying to kick back their stray football. I first noticed the bird as it flew up from the ground and into the tree.

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Birding Barra’s Beach-bars

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An owl a day…… Birding Brazil burrowing owlsThis post is going live slightly late today to avoid stealing Harry and Megan’s thunder. Hope you enjoyed the wedding. You’ll be pleased to know that Lady Helen’s hat stayed on, but the shoes don’t usually last beyond the canapes. All our best wishes to the happy couple. How do little old ladies get so much heavy hand baggage onto an aeroplane? Still, there are worse places to be laid up with a bad back.

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Guiding at Cristalino Lodge Report I: Back to Birding School

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My first set of clients arrive in just a few days… to be continued… Birding Amazon Brazil cristalino After over a year of planning and preparation (and after a quick trip to the Pantanal and Chapada dos Guimaraes), I finally arrived at Cristalino Jungle Lodge on the afternoon of August 1st, 2013 to begin my nearly three month long guiding experience here.

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Birds of Pantanal

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Although 99% is privately owned, the Pantanal (swamp in Spanish) was my favorite place in Brazil. Although there are no endemic birds in this area of Brazil, there are soooo many birds (650 residents) and lots of them are restricted range birds. … Destinations Brazil features Pantanal

Man Caught Smuggling 200 Birds

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A man was arrested at the airport in Sao Paulo, Brazil after 200 canaries were found in his suitcase. Sixty of them were dead from suffocation and thirst. How horrible.

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Southern Lapwing. Chicks and Spurs

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I ran across a couple of Southern Lapwings in Ibirapuera Park in Sao Paulo, Brazil recently and watched as they indulged in typical Vanellus behaviour. Birds Brazil Southern LapwingPrimarily, Lapwings are an Old World family with over 20 species including Australasia’s Masked Lapwing , Asia’s Yellow-wattled Lapwing and the Red-wattled Lapwing of the Middle East.

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Cristalino Lodge: A Day as a Birding Guide

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Birding Amazon Brazil cristalino rainforest Few people can imagine (or even take seriously) the life of a birding guide at a lodge in the tropics, so I thought it would be a nice exercise to outline what an average day for me was like at Cristalino Lodge. I will not detail any negative preconceived notions of the life of a birding guide — rather just the day in and day out activities that make being a bird guide both a rewarding and demanding profession at the same time.

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The left-overs. 10 birds that didn’t make it onto the blog.

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Masked Water-tyrant (Sao Paulo, Brazil). Plain Parakeet (Sao Paulo, Brazil). The week between Christmas and New Year is always a good time to reflect on the year that just was. Amongst the highlights that featured in published posts, we find the drafts that never quite got finished, or didn’t have enough photographic support to appear on the world wide web. The left-overs. Black-crested Bulbul (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia).

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Last Chance to Enter

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home about advertise archives birds conservation contact galleries links reviews subscribe Browse: Home / Asides / Last Chance to Enter Last Chance to Enter By Corey • March 10, 2011 • No comments yet Tweet Share You only have until midnight tonight to enter the Wildlife Conservation Society Birds of Brazil giveaway.

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Online Survey on Ethics and Animals

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The results will be first presented and discussed at the 12th International Vegan Festival, to be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, July 22-25, 2009 (more about it here ). A new survey is getting the attention of many within the global animal protection community. Covering both moral and strategic issues, the "Ethics and Animals" survey will provide a snapshot of our movement as of the present moment. Everyone is invited to participate and share their views on what's best for animals.

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Help Save the Cerrado

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Want to help save the Cerrado, the amazing savannah of Brazil, from destruction do to conversion to soya production? Hey, British readers! The WWF has some easy steps you can take, as well as an educational hand-shadow film that is well worth watching, on their website. Check it out and help save an extremely endangered ecosystem. Asides

Endangered and Unknown: Black-hooded Antwren

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When they first landed on its shores in the 1500s, the Portuguese discovered a vast stretch of verdant rainforest cloaking much of the Atlantic coast of what would one day be Brazil. Through centuries of deforestation, only 7% of this forest’s original area remains in remnants scattered within the most densely populated region of Brazil.

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A birder’s guide to surviving Brexit

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He goes to BRAZIL! Birding Brazil Iguazu FallsSo we had a referendum. It was a simple “Yes” or “No.” ” That’s were the trouble started. The electorate, unsure of what “Yes” actually meant, returned a non-commital, “Uh-huh.” ” The term, “Brexit” was coined and we are all now sick to the back teeth of it.

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Little Fanaticos Soccer Dog Jerseys

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They carry USA, Germany, Brazil, England, France, Italy and more. Love soccer? Does your dog love it too? If so, then Little Fanaticos is the site for you! Just look at how adorable the soccer jersey for dogs looks on Baby the Maltese! This is such a fun item, very unique and something that looks great as well. It is very well made, and fit her perfectly. It’s sometimes hard to find clothes for dogs that fit just right, but the soccer dog jersey could not have fit better.

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Miracle Babies; Pandas and Leopards

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And on the banks of the Amazon in Brazil, a tamarin expert works to save the tiny primates, which are struggling to survive as bulldozers wipe out their forest homes to make way for new development. A wonderful new series on Nat Geo WILD this Tuesday, September 13th and Wednesday, September 14. Nat Geo WILD takes viewers around the world to follow dedicated people working to save Nature’s Miracle Babies – often the last hope for critically vulnerable species.

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Results of the 2015 Global Big Day

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The onset of the competitive spirit came the evening of May 9th as many watched the number of species per country switching places between Colombia, Brazil and Peru. Colombia and Brazil hold the world’s largest bird list and lots of passionate birders. Cusco Birders. in-country Champions. Photo: Nestor Ccacya Baca. Ebird has hit something big.

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17-Year Cicadas and a Mississippi Kite in Staten Island

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But I figured I could wait until Saturday morning when I had agreed to squire His Eminence, Jeff Gordon, American Birding Association President, around during his nearly-all-day-layover before he disappeared to Brazil. Though Jeff is off to Brazil I am sure that nothing he sees there will match the cicada experience. Yeah, I realize how unlikely that is but those of us not going to Brazil have to rationalize somehow, right?).

Aging a thrush.

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There is a Rufous-bellied Thrush in a city park in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Actually, there are loads of them, but one is a slightly different version from the type-specific and I have become very fond of it. It stands out from the rest of its flock by virtue of having pure white plumage. He (or it could be a she) is to be found in the tiniest of territories in Ibirapura Park with half-a-dozen of his (or her) more traditionally coloured flock-mates.

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Where Are You Birding This Last Weekend of August 2013?

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Wouldn’t you love to watch the sun go down at Cristalino Jungle Lodge in Brazil? Weekends come and weekends go. Don’t let this one pass without doing something special for yourself (or someone else). My weekend will be more for others as I work through a very busy time, but I’m sure I’ll enjoy it. Corey will still be trying to add the 300th Queens bird. Have you shared your guess of what it will be yet? How about you?

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Exploring the Uncharted Bird World

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1601-1800 sp : Colombia, Brazil, Peru (Looking for smaller areas of these huge countries? It may be slightly impractical to focus on big countries such as Brazil or Indonesia. Summer is normally the vacation season, for ordinary tourists at least. Birders follow different patterns of bird migration and their local activities and travel accordingly. But – where? I discovered this cover-photo map somewhere at the BirdLife International’s website.

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Endangered and Unknown: Red-billed Curassow

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Formerly distributed across parts of southeastern Brazil from the state of Bahia to Rio de Janeiro, this Brazilian endemic suffered dramatic declines due to chronic loss of its lowland Atlantic forest habitat. In 2013, Dalcio Dacol and I paid a visit to this reserve as part of an independent, month long birding trip in southeast Brazil.

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Birds and football! What a combination!

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On June 12th, FIFA’s Football World Cup will kick off in Brazil, with the home side hosting Croatia for the opening match in Sao Paulo. Anticipation is building as the date approaches and football fans will soon be arriving in the city to pay homage at the birthplace of Brazil’s fabulous version of the beautiful game. Brazil will play in Gold, blue and green. Most of these are very common birds which are widely distributed throughout Brazil.

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15 New Reasons to Bird the Amazon

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The new birds inhabit the southern portion of the Amazon, some only in Brazil but others in Bolivia and Peru as well. Maybe the name of this blog should be 10,015 birds. That would reflect the number of new species discovered in the Amazon rainforest over the past five years or so, according to scientists.

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Return of the Aramides.

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The Slaty-breasted Wood-Rail , Aramides saracura , was seen as the light was fading over the Botanical Gardens (Jardim do Botanico) in Sao Paulo, Brazil. These rails were featured in a 10,000 Birds post a few weeks ago. On that occasion, I was only able to photograph one of them. But this time, I was able to enjoy an intimate moment between the pair and would like to share it with you.

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