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Story Publication logo September 5, 2022

Vera da Silva: A Researcher of the Amazon’s Large Aquatic Mammals (Portuguese)


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Unable to be in the field to collect information, some researchers have lost precious data for their...

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This story excerpt was translated from Portuguese. To listen the original podcast in full, visit Vozes do Planeta. You may also listen to the original story on the Rainforest Journalism Fund website here. Our website is available in English, Spanish, bahasa Indonesia, French, and Portuguese.

In this episode of Vozes do Planeta in the Field, we dive into the story of Vera da Silva, a researcher at INPA (the National Institute for Amazon Research) who has been monitoring pink river dolphins and manatees for decades.

Listen to the story of this great researcher and understand the impact of the pandemic in the two-year interval during which no information was collected on these animals. This episode is part of a series of features in National Geographic Brazil.

This reporting was made possible by the Amazon Rainforest Journalism Fund, in partnership with the Pulitzer Center, and by support from NG Brasil.

Courtesy of Voices of the Planet. Brazil, 2022.

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