Roadkill records of Lowland Tapir Tapirus terrestris (Mammalia: Perissodactyla: Tapiridae) between kilometers 06 and 76 of highway BR-163, state of Pará, Brazil

Main Article Content

Marco A. de Freitas
http://orcid.org/0000-0001-7242-7984
Rodrigo C. Printes
http://orcid.org/0000-0001-9673-2385
Eric K. Motoyama
http://orcid.org/0000-0001-8697-6837
Assor E. Fucks
http://orcid.org/0000-0001-9013-8190
Diogo Veríssimo
http://orcid.org/0000-0002-3519-6782

Abstract

 Fifteen Lowland Tapirs Tapirus terrestris were found road killed between kilometer six and 76 of the BR-163 highway, in the state of Pará, Brazil.  The findings took place during two periods, May/July 2016, and June 2017.  This highway is internationally known for its environmental impact and here we present additional evidence of its impact on the population of a threatened species.

Article Details

How to Cite
[1]
de Freitas, M.A., Printes, R.C., Motoyama, E.K., Fucks, A.E. and Veríssimo, D. 2017. Roadkill records of Lowland Tapir Tapirus terrestris (Mammalia: Perissodactyla: Tapiridae) between kilometers 06 and 76 of highway BR-163, state of Pará, Brazil. Journal of Threatened Taxa. 9, 11 (Nov. 2017), 10948–10952. DOI:https://doi.org/10.11609/jott.3227.9.11.10948-10952.
Section
Notes

References

Ascensão, F., A.L. Desbiez, E.P. Medici & A. Bager (2017). Spatial patterns of road mortality of medium-large mammals in Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil. Wildlife Research 44: 135–146; https://doi.org/10.1071/WR16108

Bager, A., C.E. Borghi & H. Secco (2015). The influence of economics, politics, and environment on road ecology in South America, pp. 407–413. In: van der Ree, R., D.J. Smith, C. Grilo (eds.). Handbook of Road Ecology. Wiley-Blackwell, 552pp; http://doi.org/10.1002/9781118568170.ch50

CONAMA (1997). Resolution CONAMA n° 237. Regulamenta os aspectos de licenciamento ambiental estabelecidos na Política Nacional do Meio Ambiente. Available at: www.mma.gov.br/port/conama/legiabre.cfm?codlegi=237

Cáceres, N.C. (2011). Biological characteristics influence mammal road kill in an Atlantic Forest-Cerrado interface in south-western Brazil. Italian Journal of Zoology 78: 379–389; http://doi.org/10.1080/11250003.2011.566226

Cáceres, N.C., W. Hannibal, D.R. Freitas, E.L. Silva, C. Roman & J. Casella (2010). Mammal occurrence and roadkill in two adjacent ecoregions (Atlantic Forest and Cerrado) in south-western Brazil. Zoologia (Curitiba) 27: 709–717; http://doi.org/10.1590/S1984-46702010000500007

Carvalho, N.C., N.O. Bordignon & J.T. Shapiro (2014). Fast and furious: a look at the death of animals on the highway MS-080, Southwestern Brazil. Iheringia, Série Zoologia (Porto Alegre) 104(1): 43–49; http://doi.org/doi.org/10.1590/1678-4766201410414349

Deffaci, A.C., V.P. da Silva, M.T. Hartmann & P.A. Hartmann (2016). Diversidade de aves, mamíferos e répteis atropelados em região de floresta subtropical no sul do Brasil. Ciencia e Natura (Santa Maria) 38(3): 1205–1216.

Dornas, R., A. Kindel, A. Bager & S. Freitas (2012). Avaliação da mortalidade de vertebrados em rodovias no Brasil, pp. 139–152. In: Bager, A. (ed.). Ecologia de Estradas: tendências e pesquisas. UFLA, Lavras, 314pp.

Fearnside, P.M. (2007). Brazil’s Cuiabá-Santarém (BR-163) Highway: the environmental cost of paving a soybean corridor through the Amazon. Environmental management 39: 601–614; https://doi.org/10.1007/s00267-006-0149-2

G1-MT (2017). Fluxo de veículos na BR-163 cresce 17,6% com escoamento da safra. Available at: http://g1.globo.com/mato-grosso/noticia/2017/02/fuxo-de-veiculos-na-br-163-cresce-176-com-escoamento-da-safra.html. Accessed on 17 March 17.

Gumier-Costa, F. & C.F. Sperber (2009). Atropelamentos de vertebrados na Floresta Nacional de Carajás, Pará, Brasil. Acta Amazonica 39: 459–466; http://doi.org/10.1590/S0044-59672009000200027

Junior, R.O., J.P. Lima, A.L.W. Santos & P.H.R. Aride (2012). Caracterização da fauna de vertebrados atropelada na rodovia BR 174, Amazonas, Brasil. Revista Colombiana de Ciencia Animal 4: 291–307.

Laurance, W.F., G.R. Clements, S. Sloan, C.S. O’Connell, N.D. Mueller, M. Goosem, O. Venter, D.P. Edwards, B. Phalan & A. Balmford (2014). A global strategy for road building. Nature 513: 229–232; http://doi.org/10.1038/nature13717

Laurance, W.F., M. Goosem & S.G. Laurance (2009). Impacts of roads and linear clearings on tropical forests. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 24: 659–669; https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tree.2009.06.009

Lokschin, L.X., C.P. Rodrigo, J.N.H. Cabral & G. Buss (2007). Power lines and howler monkey conservation in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Neotropical Primates 14: 76–80; https://doi.org/10.1896/044.014.0206

Machado, F.S., M.A.L. Fontes, P.B. Mendes, A.S. Moura & B. dos S. Romão (2015). Roadkill on vertebrates in Brazil: seasonal variation and road type comparison. North-western Journal of Zoology 11(2): 247–252.

Medici, E.P. & A.L.J. Desbiez (2012) Population viability analysis: using a modeling tool to assess the viability of tapir populations in fragmented landscapes. Integrative Zoology 7: 356–372; http://doi.org/10.1111/j.1749-4877.2012.00318.x

Medici, E.P., K. Flesher, B. de M. Beisiegel, A. Keuroghlian, A.L.J. Desbiez, A. Gatti, A.R.M. Pontes, C.B. de Campos, C.F. de Tófoli & E.A.M. Júnior (2012). Avaliação do risco de extinção da anta brasileira Tapirus terrestris Linnaeus, 1758, no Brasil. Biodiversidade Brasileira 103–116.

Mittermeier, R.A., N. Myers, J.B. Thomsen, G.A. da Fonseca & S. Olivieri (1998). Biodiversity hotspots and major tropical wilderness areas: approaches to setting conservation priorities. Conservation Biology 12: 516–520; http://doi.org/10.1046/j.1523-1739.1998.012003516.x

Nepstad, D., D. McGrath, A. Alencar, A. Barros, G. Carvalho, M. Santilli & M. de C.V. Diaz (2002). Frontier governance in Amazonia. Science 295: 629–631; http://doi.org/10.1126/science.1067053

Pereira, A.P.F.G., F.A.G. Andrade & M.E.B. Fernandes (2006). Dois anos de monitoramento dos atropelamentos de mamíferos na rodovia PA-458, Bragança, Pará. Boletim do Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi Ciências Naturais 1: 77–83.

Pinheiro, B.F. & L.C.B. Turci (2013) Vertebrados atropelados na estrada da Variante (BR-307), Cruzeiro do Sul, Acre, Brasil. Natureza on line 11: 68–78.

Souza, P.I., S. Sonntag, W.B. Junior, C.N. Lummertz, A.S. de Cunha, E.A. Audibert, R.A. Balbueno, M. Carmen, G. Figueiredo & É.M. Robrhan-Gonzalez (2002). Estudo de Impacto Ambiental - EIA e respectivo Relatório de Impacto Ambiental - RIMA, relativos às obras de pavimentação da Rodovia BR-163, trecho Divisa MT/PA - Rurópolis e Rodovia BR-230, trecho Entroncamento BR - 163/PA - Miritituba. Ecoplan Engenharia, Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil.

Teixeira, F.Z., I.P. Coelho, M. Lauxen, I.B. Esperandio, S.M. Hartz & A. Kindel (2016). The need to improve and integrate science and environmental licensing to mitigate wildlife mortality on roads in Brazil. Tropical Conservation Science 9: 34–42; https://doi.org/10.1177/194008291600900104

Teixeira, F.Z., R.C. Printes, J.C.G. Fagundes, A.C. Alonso & A. Kindel (2013a). Canopy bridges as road overpasses for wildlife in urban fragmented landscapes. Biota Neotropica 13: 117–123; http://doi.org/10.1590/S1676-06032013000100013

Teixeira, F.Z., I.P. Coelho, I.B. Esperandio, N.R. Oliveira, F.P. Peter, S.S. Dornelles, N.R. Delazeri, M.Tavares, M.B. Martins & A. Kindel (2013b). Are the road-kill hotspots coincidental among different vertebrate groups? Oecologia Australis 17(1): 36–47.

Turci, L.C.B. & P.S. Bernarde (2009). Vertebrados atropelados na rodovia estadual 383 em Rondônia, Brasil. Biotemas 22: 121–127; http://doi.org/10.5007/2175-7925.2009v22n1p121

Viegas, A. (2015). Um ano de concessão da BR-163 anima o setor produtivo de MS. Globo Notícias. Available at http://g1.globo.com/mato-grosso/agrodebate/noticia/2015/06/um-ano-de-concessao-da-br-163-anima-o-setor-produtivo-de-ms.html

Veríssimo, D. (2013). Influencing human behaviour: an underutilised tool for biodiversity management. Conservation Evidence 10: 29–31.

Most read articles by the same author(s)