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Tapirus Terrestris

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  • Started 8 years ago by Cami
  • Latest reply from Carly Waterman
  1. Cami
    Member

    I would like to know about tapirus terrestris. Can you help me?

    Posted 8 years ago #
  2. Carly Waterman
    EDGE team

    Hi Cami,

    The Brazilian, or lowland tapir (Tapirus terrestris) is one of four living species of tapir. All tapirs are EDGE species, being extremely distinct from other living species and threatened with extinction. T. terrestris is not featured on the EDGE website because it is ranked 240th on the EDGE mammals list. It is listed as Vulnerable by the World Conservation Union (IUCN), and like other tapirs, is threatened primarily by the destruction of its rainforest habitat. Hunting is an additional pressure.

    You will find a wealth of information about tapirs, including T. terrestris on the IUCN’s Tapir Specialist Group website (http://www.tapirs.org/). The chair of this group, Patricia Medici, has been co-ordinating a long-term research and conservation project focusing on lowland tapirs since 1996. For more information, visit Patricia’s community page on the EDGE website (http://www.edgeofexistence.org/community/member_info.php?id=40).

    Best wishes,

    Carly

    Posted 8 years ago #

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