Conservation of Pithecopus ayeaye, related species and their ecosystems.

 

Strategic Direction 4: Support the protection of endangered species in the hotspot

Institution: Laboratório de Fauna e Unidades de Conservação (LAFUC/UnB) & Instituto Araguaia – IA

Responsible: Reuber Albuquerque Brandão
Email: reuberbrandao@gmail.com
Phone: +55 (61) 3107-5645

Priority Corridors: The project covers the priority corridors Veadeiros - Pouso Alto - Kalungas and Sertão Veredas - Peruaçu. In addition, it will be developed in the corridors of Serra do Espinhaço, Serra da Canastra, Ride DF - Paranaíba - Abaeté, Chapada dos Guimarães, Araguaia and Alto Juruena.
County: (SP): Pedregulho. (MG): Ouro Preto, Nova Lima, Caeté, Ilicínea, Guapé, Campestre, Caldas, Poços de Caldas, Alpinópolis, São José da Barra, Passos, São Roque de Minas, Araxá, Sacramento, Ibiraci, Luz, Lavras, São João Del Rey, Arantina, Cristais, Claraval, Machado, Andradas, Formoso, Jaboticatubas, Patrocínio e Luz. (GO): Alto Paraíso, Alvorada do Norte, São João da Aliança, Pirenópolis, Caldas Novas, Cabeceiras, Cavalcante, Minaçu, Cristalina, Nova Roma, Catalão and Caiapônia. (MT): Chapada dos Guimarães, Juininha, Nova Xavantina, Barra do Garça, Vale dos Sonhos, Juscimeira, Primavera do Leste and Vila Paredão. (BA): Anagé, Igaporã, Tanque Novo e Jacaraci. (DF): Brasília. (TO): Natividade and Novo Jardim.

General objective: To support the protection of threatened and endemic anuran species from the Cerrado hotspot Pithecopus ayeaye, P. centralis, P. megacephala and P. oreades..

Specific objectives:

  • Review the localities of occurrence of the species in focus and locate areas of sample gaps, focusing especially those located on the priority regions provided for in the Cerrado and Pantanal PAN.
  • Model the past and future potential distribution of the species in focus and evaluate possible occurrence sites for field collections.
  • Expand the taxonomic, genetic, biogeographic and biological knowledge of species.
  • Support actions aimed at reducing habitat loss and developing sustainability education practices aligned with local development, benefiting the conservation of species.
  • Strengthen public policies related to the use and occupation of soil and water resources that affect the occurrence of the species.

Support amount: U$ 51.493,67

Duration: 17 months (June 2019 to November 2020)

 

Images courtesy of LAFUC & Instituto Araguaia

Pithecopus ayeaye. Photo: ©Reuber Brandão/Acervo LAFUC
Pithecopus ayeaye. Photo: ©Reuber Brandão/Acervo LAFUC
Photo: Instituto Araguaia ©Collection
Photo: Instituto Araguaia ©Collection
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