Conflicts with apex predators: harnessing chaos in the arch of deforestation, Amazon forest
Everton Miranda, from Mato Grosso State University, Brazil, will present a Department of Biological Science seminar entiteled, "Conflicts with apex predators: harnessing chaos in the arch of deforestation, Amazon forest".
The highly interactive nature of predators is essential for ecosystem conservation and, at the same time, a source of conflicts with humans. Consequently, predators are now of top concern for conservation biology. This lecture offers an overview of the conflict between humans and apex predators in the Arch of Deforestation of the Brazilian Amazon. By showing the ecological, social and economic realities of predator management in Brazil, I intend to cover the main issues related to predator conservation in this landscape. The lecture will focus mainly on jaguars, anacondas and harpy eagles, presenting their problems and possible conflict solutions in Earth’s most biodiverse landscapes.
Everton Miranda is a lecturer at Mato Grosso's State University in Brasil and is also a PhD Candidate at UKZN working on apex predators