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The Legacy of Thomas Lovejoy, Godfather of Biodiversity (Portuguese)

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Unable to be in the field to collect information, some researchers have lost precious data for their...

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This story excerpt was translated from Portuguese. To listen to the original podcast in full, visit Vozes do Planeta. You may also view the original story on the Rainforest Journalism Fund website here. Our website is available in English, Spanish, bahasa Indonesia, French, and Portuguese.


With the new data and record deforestation in Brazil, to be close to those who are in the field and maintaining an important research project is looking not only to the future, but also to the importance of the continuity of scientific research.

In May of this year, journalist Paulina Chamorro, accompanied by photographer André Dib, went to the Amazon to get to know one of the oldest natural conservation study programs in the world, the Biological Dynamics of Forest Fragments Project (BDFFP).


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Ideated by environmentalist, biologist, writer, and National Geographic explorer Thomas Lovejoy, considered the "godfather" of biodiversity, along with other researchers, the project, located in Manaus, at km 41, and 37 campsites and other fragmented areas, has resulted in more than 700 articles in scientific journals.

Learn more about this incredible story, in this trip to the heart of the Lovejoy legacy. Access now episode 209 of the Vozes do Planeta Em Campo podcast, available on all audio streams.

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