Survey of Brazil’s Atlantic Forests Reveals Loss of Key Species

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The white-lipped peccary is no longer found in the Brazilian Atlantic forest.

According to a new survey of Brazil’s Atlantic forests, mammal extinctions are occurring at least twice as fast as previous estimates suggested. Jaguars, lowland tapirs, woolly spider-monkeys, and giant anteaters are almost absent from Brazil’s northeastern forests, which are among the most ancient and threatened tropical ecosystems on Earth.

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