Luis Ferreira: photographing nature is a ‘hunting game’
Nature, outdoors, adventure, travel. Luis Ferreira is a multifaceted photographer who works across many different genres, but as he explained to Biodiversidade.com.pt, it’s taking pictures of animals that he is most passionate about. He sees these photos as a way of educating and raising awareness about conservation.
Extinction risk and different levels of threat
Have you ever noticed the expressions “vulnerable”, “endangered” or “extinct in the wild” which are associated with some species? The loss of biodiversity has made it more common to hear these classifications. Learn about the categorisation created by the International Union for Conservation of Nature, its meaning and importance in determining a species’ extinction risk.
From photo trapping to mist nets
How do we know which species exist in Portugal, in which regions they are found, and how abundant they are? Finding out this information in perfect detail for the whole of the country is an impossible task, but there are various approaches and types of equipment that help to identify which species occur in certain sampling areas. Learn about some examples of how mammals are detected; from photo trapping to mist nets.
The WildForests project studies mammals in plantations
Protected areas around the world are important for halting biodiversity loss, but to conserve them we also need to look at areas altered by human action and understand how to reduce the impacts of our activities on the lives of other species. This was the starting point for the WildForests scientific project, focusing on the presence of mammals in eucalyptus plantations.