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Tumucumaque Species of the Month

Species #1 | February

Kinkajou

The Kinkajou (Potos flavus) is a mammal found in most parts of the Neotropical Region, from Mexico to Bolivia, as well as in the Brazilian Amazon.

Just like the Coati (Nasua nasua) and the Raccoon (Procyon cancrivorus), it belongs to the Procyonidae family. The Kinkajou lives high up in the trees, and its survival depends on continuous and pristine forested areas. The Kinkajou’s prehensile tailmakes it easier for it to move among the trees. The Kinkajou is a nocturnalanimal and spends most of its time alone. It feeds mainly on fruits, although it also eats some flowers and leaves, as well as termites and small vertebrates.

Even though it is not classified as a threatened species, the Kinkajou is impacted by deforestation and illegal hunting. The Montanhas do Tumucumaque National Park shelters Kinkajou populations, providing the animal with an intact and wild environment, where it is safe from human threats. 

Photo: WWF-Brazil/Luciano Candisani

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The forest for the trees: Environmental education in Tumucumaque

Education contributes to conservation of Ecosia’s beneficiary national park

Students from the Duque de Caxias school in Oiapoque

Conserving Brazil’s rainforests is no simple task. Realistic, effective and sustainable solutions require a deep understanding of the issues first. Human politics, economics and culture all have profound influence over the survival of these unique biospheres - and while there seems to be no quick-fix answer, many contend that it is best to start at the beginning. WWF-Brazil did just that with its one-of-a-kind educational program geared at teachers in communities in and near protected areas (PA). Ligia Paes de Barros explains the details of the Ecosia-supported program.

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Trees of life

A 2011 Ecosia retrospective 

They produce the oxygen we breathe, support continuing biodiversity, create millions of jobs and cover some 30% of the Earth’s surface. Yet year after year, the trees in our forests come under ever greater threat from unsustainable consumption.

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Into the wild: Montanhas do Tumucumaque National Park

WWF-Brazil teamed up with ICMBio this September to explore the Amazonian roads and rivers of the Montanhas do Tumucumaque National Park. The group travelled more than 1,500 kilometers to visit communities near the region. Following is Part One of a multi-leg report on this week-long expedition through Ecosia’s beneficiary region, the Tumucumaque Conservation Landscape.

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