Conserving the Pantanal
Jose Rios (La Coruna, Spain) and Birthe Reese (Frickenhausen, Germany) 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. November 15-26


Jose Rios' Diary
Birthe Reese's Diary



Related Sites


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


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


Learn more about the expedition and its scientists.
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