"Promoting the research and conservation of lowland tapirs and their remaining habitats in Brazil."

About Us

Tapirs: Keystone Species for Conservation 

The four living tapir species occur in the tropics of Central America (Baird’s tapir, Tapirus bairdii), South America lowland tapir, T. terrestris,and mountain tapir, T. pinchaque), and Southeast Asia (Malayan tapir, T. indicus).  The lowland tapir has the broadest range of the four species extending from north-central Colombia and east of the Andes throughout most of tropical South America down to north-eastern Argentina and Paraguay at elevations up to 2,000 masl.  The species occurs in 11 countries and 21 different biomes.

News, Events, Campaigns

Environmental journalist Liana John and Patrícia Medici are currently working on a Tapir Book!!!  The idea is to publish a very well illustrated coffee table book, both in English and Portuguese, exploring the lowland tapir’s natural history, evolution, anatomical characteristics, ecological roles in the ecosystems they inhabit, conservation status in the wild, past and current research and conservation efforts, as well as legends and myths about this animal and the different ways in which human beings have pictured and profiled tapirs since ancient eras. Wonderful photos have been selected for the book, an editor has been chosen and Liana and Patrícia are now working on the text !

Team

The staff members of the Lowland Tapir Conservation Initiative team have dedicated most of their adult lives to tapir conservation! This wealth of experience and knowledge as well as the good relationships and partnerships forged throughout the years with different stakeholders in the Atlantic Forest and Pantanal sites are the major strengths of this project. The project also counts on the support of consultants who participate in project´s activities when needed. Throughout the years, the project has provided training to hundreds of students and professionals from Brazil as well as several other parts of the world.

Multi Media Bar

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2012 – RedeTV, GoodNews – Part 2

2012 – RedeTV, GoodNews – Part 2

2012 – RedeTV, GoodNews – Part 1

2012 – RedeTV, GoodNews – Part 1

Discovery Channel Brasil FACES DO BRASIL

Discovery Channel Brasil FACES DO BRASIL

EAZA Zoos and Conservation – Participation Patrícia Medici

EAZA Zoos and Conservation – Participation Patrícia Medici

Globo TV Channel, SPTV, National TV

Globo TV Channel, SPTV, National TV

Jô Soares entrevista Patrícia Médici

Jô Soares entrevista Patrícia Médici  

2011 – Globo TV Channel, Globo Repórter, National TV

2011 – Globo TV Channel, Globo Repórter, National TV

Speech Dr. Patricia Medici at Wildlife Conservation Network EXPO 2011

Speech Dr. Patricia Medici at Wildlife Conservation Network EXPO 2011

2011 – Tapirs Helping Tapirs Event, June 2011, TV appearances – TV Cultura, Repórter ECO, National TV

TV Cultura, Repórter ECO, National TV

2011 – Tapirs Helping Tapirs Event, June 2011, TV appearances – SBT Channel, SBT Brasil, National TV

SBT Channel, SBT Brasil, National TV

2011 – Tapirs Helping Tapirs Event, June 2011, TV appearances – Globo TV Channel, Jornal Hoje, National TV

Globo TV Channel, Jornal Hoje, National TV

2011 – Tapirs Helping Tapirs Event, June 2011, Video of the Event

2011 – Tapirs Helping Tapirs Event, June 2011, Video of the...

2011 – Tapirs Helping Tapirs Event, June 2011, Promotional Video ANFITRIANTA

2011 – Tapirs Helping Tapirs Event, June 2011, Promotional Video...

2011 – Conservation Segment, Jack Hanna´s into the Wild Show

2011 – Conservation Segment, Jack Hanna´s into the Wild...

2010 – TV Cultura, Repórter ECO (1), National TV

Expedição Científica no Pantanal tenta salvar a Anta Brasileira