Periódicos Brasileiros em Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia

p. 129-133

Is the area of the Arthur Thomas Park, with its 82.72 ha, sufficient to maintain viable chiropteran populations?

R. dos Reis, NelioS. Félix, JulianaP. de Lima, IsaacF. Costa, ÉlenL. Peracchi, Adriano

Species preservation is highly dependent on the creation of biological preservation areas (Humphreys & Kitchener, 1982). Although new parks are created every year, the truth is that various of the existing parks are under constant attacks and reductions, in the name of other interests from surrounding human pressures. Nowadays, less than 5% of the worlds forests are protected as parks and preservation areas; and even those are vulnerable to political and economic pressures (Brown, 1985).