Building a solid, high-quality scientific basis for tapir conservation through research.
The Lowland Tapir Conservation Initiative (LTCI) is a nation-wide, long-term research and conservation effort led by Brazilian conservationist Dr. Patrícia Medici. The overall goal of the LTCI is to have tapir research and conservation programs being carried out in all four Brazilian biomes where lowland tapirs are found – ATLANTIC FOREST, PANTANAL, CERRADO and AMAZON – and biome-based Tapir Action Plans developed and implemented. The LTCI uses tapirs as ambassadors for the conservation of the biomes where the species occurs, catalyzing habitat conservation, environmental education, communication, training and capacity building, and scientific tourism initiatives.
Get to know who supports and encourages our scientific research for the conservation of the Lowland tapir in Brazilian territory.
Coordinator, Lowland Tapir Conservation Initiative
IPÊ – Institute for Ecological Research
Mailing Address: Rua Licuala, 622, 79046-150, Campo Grande, Mato Grosso do Sul, BRAZIL