Michela Corradini (Fusina, Italy) and Gregory Heavens (Swindon, Wiltshire, United Kingdom) will work with a multinational team of scientists in a conservation research center in Brazil's Pantanal, collecting data on a variety of vital links in the Pantanal food web to accelerate the conservation process. The Pantanal is the world's largest wetland—24 times the size of the Florida Everglades in the United States and harboring the most diverse assemblage of tropical American wildlife. May 8-19

Michela Corradini's Diary
Greg Heavens' Diary

Related Sites

World Conference on Preservation and Sustainable Development in the Pantanal
Find out what is being done to confront threats to the world's largest wetlands—home to exotic birds, monkeys, jaguars, anacondas, tapirs, and giant river otters.

Living Lakes Partnership
The biology and human history of the Pantanal by The Living Lakes Partnership, an environmental organization that protects lakes and wetlands around the world.

Pantanal Bird Club
Facts about the region's natural wonders.

Earthwatch Institute

Learn more about this international nonprofit, which supports scientific field research worldwide.

Conserving the Pantanal

Learn more about the expedition and its scientists.