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In the Aymara Nature Reserve, it is possible to see a wide variety of birds, mammals, butterflies, and reptiles

The property is a true ecological refuge that shelters animals such as the Pantanal Deer, Tapir, Anteater, Wild Dog, Ocelot, Monkeys, Capybaras, Coatis, Otters, and even Puppies and Jaguars. Among the more than 300 species of birds stand out the Tuiuiús, Spoonbills, Herons, Toucans, Curassows, Parrots, and the Blue Macaws that made their nest in one of the trees in the inn's courtyard.

All this diversity inside Aymara Lodge makes it one of the best locations for birdwatchers in the country.





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The Pantanal biome is rich in biodiversity and has been suffering severe degradation in recent years, putting the biome's native fauna and flora at risk and generating changes in environmental conditions, reducing the supply of natural resources and services. The study area is located in the municipality of Poconé – MT, in the northern region of the Pantanal of Mato Grosso, making use of Aymara Lodge and neighboring properties as data collection sites for the study. A series of protocols are used to prevent or contain the advance of fires in the Pantanal and other biomes, certainly one of the most used are the fire breaks that preventively remove the vegetal matter that would act as fuel for the fire, leaving a null area where the fire it doesn't spread.

To understand how the areas were harmed and which management and conservation actions will be more effective when they integrate certain types of organisms, bioindicators of environmental quality are used, in which the birds were chosen for this study because they have broad levels of sensitivity to degradation of their living environment in different circumstances of conservation, which may or may not be present in environments whose environmental quality is high or low according to the resources such as a place for rest, reproduction and feeding.

In this context, areas of fire breaks, fires, and intact vegetation without fire breaks or fire are being analyzed, of which the diversity of each of these environments is analyzed using statistical indices, revealing the differences and similarities between the environments according to the presence, absence, and abundance of bird species sampled.

Pablo Edini Damião, a biologist who graduated from Unoeste in Presidente Prudente – São Paulo worked as a volunteer in the fires in the Pantanal in 2020 and returned to study the impacts of the tragedy on the biome with the following research project entitled “Influence of fire breaks to control fires on the composition of birds in the municipality of Poconé – MT, North Pantanal”

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