Giant invasive lizards in Fernando de Noronha and the Brazilian way of doing conservation Event as iCalendar

(Biodiversity and Biosecurity, Biological Science, Seminars)

17 July 2017

1 - 2pm

Venue: Mac 1, Biology Building

Location: 5 Symonds Street, City Campus

Host: School of Biological Sciences

Cost: Free - all welcome

Carlos-Abrahao
Veterinarian Carlos Abrahão

 

Giant invasive lizards in Fernando de Noronha and the Brazilian way of doing conservation

Carlos Abrahão, environmental analyst at the National Center for the Conservation of Reptiles and Amphibians, ICMBio, Brazilian Ministry of Environment

Carlos Abrahão is a veterinarian with a masters degree in ecology. He has been working for the Brazilian government on wildlife conservation with an emphasis on reptiles in the last decade. His current PhD project is on the Fernando de Noronha archipelago, a UNESCO site and federal protected area. There, he aims to provide biological information on the Tegu lizard, the biggest lizard of the Americas and also a ferocious invasive predator.

In this seminar he will present some of his current work, and his perspective on what Brazil is doing to obtain support from researchers and its population in order to study and protect its megadiversity.