Vol 10 Num 4




Potential impacts of the proposed Brazilian Forest Act on native butterflies

André Victor Lucci Freitas

Universidade Estadual de Campinas
Departamento de Biologia Animal e Museu de Zoologia, Instituto de Biologia, C.P. 6109, CEP 13083-970, Campinas, São Paulo, Brasil
email: baku@unicamp.br

keywords
conservation, connectivity, Lepidoptera, endangered species

publication date: 15-10-2010





Abstract
This paper discusses how the proposed changes in the Brazilian Forest Act could affect native butterflies. As showed, the main impacts include the reduction in the riparian forests (with consequent loss of connectivity) and the major changes that could take place in the large areas of montane forest. Moreover, changes in the regional landscape, with the reduction of permanently protected areas (Brazilian APPs) and the destruction of hilltop habitats could markedly affect extant butterfly assemblages, which have been severely modified in the past 500 years of deforestation and degradation in all Brazilian habitats.

how to quote this paper
Freitas, A.V.L. Potential impacts of the proposed Brazilian Forest Act on native butterflies. Biota Neotrop.  Oct/Dec 2010 vol. 10, no. 4 https://www.biotaneotropica.org.br/v10n4/en/abstract?article+bn00810042010. ISSN 1676-0603.



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Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico, CNPq
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