Parque Estadual do Araguaia
- June - July 2014
- Mato Grosso, Brasil
Field campaign at "impucas" (Regional term for the state of Mato Grosso, Brazil, which refers to the seasonally inundated forest fragments located in the transition between the Cerrado and Amazonian Forest biomes) of the Parque Estadual do Araguaia, Mato Grosso.
The park has beautiful scenery and has the largest continuous area of “campo-de-murundus ", and is extremely rich in species of fauna and flora of the Cerrado biome. However, impucas are threatened of becoming extinct due to the sensitivity of this entry vegetation fire in recent years. This situation is even more alarming because these areas are wildlife refuges and their extinction could destabilize the entire ecosystem in the Park.
Team: Beatriz S. Marimon, Ben Hur Marimon, Fernando Elias, Edmar Oliveira, Bianca de Oliveira, Paulo Morandi, Henrique Mews, Eder Neves, Ana Paula Silva e Laís Neves, both are linked to the University of the State of Mato Grosso – UNEMAT
Text: Fernando Elias