Lowland Tapir Research Project
To disentangle the role of acoustic communication in lowland tapirs in Argentina
Lowland tapirs (Tapirus terrestris) in Argentina are threatened with extinction. Therefore, in May 2010, the Grupo Argentino de Tapires was formed. One of its projects aims at understanding the role and function of acustic communication in lowland tapirs, in order to contribute to conservation management programmes for this endangered species.
WAZA Conservation Project 10012 is implemented by Josefina Aris from the Universidad Nacional de Salta, Argentina, in collaboration with Dr. Antonieta Labra Lillo, Dr. Virginia Martínez and the Complejo Ecológico Roque Saenz Peña, Bioparque Temaiken, Zoológico de Córdoba and Granja La Esmeralda.
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