Recently, the newspaper “O Estado de São Paulo” produced a report on the “invisible fauna” of the Atlantic Forest. Click here to read.
Defaunation, the severe decline of animal populations from natural ecosystems, is a process faced by tropical forests that can go unnoticed. Several large birds and mammals are threatened by hunting and human persecution. However, the loss of animals can generate large unforeseen impacts. The extinction of large mammals implies the loss of functions that maintain diversity and ecosystem services of which humans depend.