terça-feira, 5 de junho de 2007

Pristine habitat of the Crowned Eagle are threatened by Eucalypto and Pinus farms in South Brazil

Crowned Eagle is one of the most endagered species in Brazil. This eagle is found of open formation where it can hunt. They breed in galery forests along rivers. Large silvicultural projects using Pinus and Eucalyptus are in vogue nowadays in Rio Grande do Sul. Over 400 thousands hectares of the traditional campanha/steppe landscape are planned to replaced by eucalyptus stands. Under this circunstances Crowned Eagles are facing one more threath in Brazil. After most of cerrado and savanas in planalto of Santa Catarina, Paraná, Goias and Mato Grosso were replaced by agroindustry plantations such as soy beans and corn fields, crowned eagloes now are facing another impact on its remaining open habitats in south Brazil.

Pinus and eucaliptus stands by one side and hydropower damms on the other side are the mais threats on the future of this endangered species.

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