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Conservation news mongabay.com 25 Nov, 2021 11:00 am

In Brazil’s wildlife care centers, struggles and successes go unseen

In Brazil’s wildlife care centers, struggles and successes go unseen
Environmental science and conservation news

Responsible for saving countless wild animals but little known to the general public, Brazil’s 62 wildlife care centers face a daily routine of problems and scarcity of resources.Hers is one of the success stories from the handful of wildlife care centers scattered across this unfathomably biodiverse country.The first wildlife care units emerged in the early 1970s under the former Brazilian Institute for Forestry Development (IBDF), the predecessor of IBAMA; the latter was established in 1989.” Valença says all municipalities should have a wildlife care unit, as animals in need of care are victims of urbanization and human occupation processes.

This problem led state prosecutor Any Celly Sampaio to file a public civil action against Semace and the city of Fortaleza in November 2020, demanding that they set up their own wildlife care centers.Much of this could have been avoided if the Rio de Janeiro state government had complied with a 2016 federal court ruling ordering it to build a state wildlife care center.

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