Avifauna Recebida no Centro de Reabilitação de Animais Silvestres em Itanhaém-SP

Thaís Tamamoto de Moraes


Because it is home to large biomes in addition to the world's largest river system, Brazil is considered a megadiverse country accounting for more than 12% of the world's biota. Global anthropic actions and the trafficking of wild animals have been a serious threat to this biodiversity, contributing to the destruction and extinction of wildlife. Illegal trade is considered to be a third largest illicit activity in the world, second only to trafficking in narcotics and arms. As protection and conservation measures, there is a monitoring and consequently a small portion of use and recovery, generating the need for appropriate places for a destination and rehabilitation of the fauna seized. With a conservation proposal, the Bichos da Mata Associations (BMATA), based in Itanhaém, acted as a Wildlife Rehabilitation Center between 2002 and 2014, receiving birds victims of trafficking, of which 54,97% belong to the Order Psittaciformes, 43,12% Passerifomas, 1.45% Piciformes and 0,45% representing other orders. In total, 67,15% of the avifauna were rehabilitated and returned to nature, accounting for 49,54% Psittaciformes, 49,23% Passerifomes, 1,11% Piciformes and 0,12% other Orders.

Keywords: bird traffic; Rehab center; Wild birds.

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