Caiman Project is an Instituto Marcos Daniel's initiative in partnership with ArceloMittal Tubarão. The broad-snouted caiman (Caiman latirostris) is an Atlantic forest symbolic species. Caiman Project is a pioneer research and conservation initiative for said species, generating technical-scientific health and ecology data of Caiman latirostris in Brazil.
Coordinator / Veterinarian
Environmental Education Coordinator
Photographer / Documentary maker
Documentary and film maker
Environmental Engineering Intern
Espírito Santo is in the species focal distribution area in Brazil, however, there is no data about their conservation status, as well as how is the Caiman latirostris' population health in the state.
Data poverty about the natural population limits the development of conservation and management plans for the species, as well as decision making.
The study of the populations can substantiate and orient the development of conservation programs and sustainable usage, and also how to establish priority conservation areas.
This way Instituto Marcos Daniel stands out in the systematic study of Atlantic Forest crocodilians generating technical-scientific broad-snouted caiman health and ecology data.
Projeto Caiman - Atlantic Forest Caimans, emerges among the main research and caiman conservation initiatives. The activities include research development, environmental education, and young researchers' formation through scientific initiation programs.
It's about a pioneer project, fundamental to the state's biodiversity conservation.
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