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The project arose from a crazy idea by biologist Pedro Peloso: search for and document, in the field, all amphibian species threatened with extinction in Brazil. Inspired by the Photo Ark project, by photographer Joel Sartore, we believe that from beautiful images of endangered species and researchers who study these animals, we can increase the connection between Brazilians and our unique biodiversity. Gradually the idea became a project that unites science, education, journalism and art with the main objective of studying, documenting, and disseminating to the world the endangered species of Brazil. With the support and partnerships of individuals and institutions (non-profits, research & education institutions, and private sector companies) the project became a reality.
On February 12, 2018, DoTS (Documenting Threatened Species) was born.
DoTS has a team of scientists who are experts in different areas of knowledge. Together, we seek to understand more about the biology, evolution and ecology of endangered species. of Brazil. Only in this way will we be able to understand the particular needs of each species, contributing to the development of effective plans for the preservation of these species in their environments.
We are a group of concerned scientists about the future of esp is cies.
Documenting and spreading to the world the endangered species in Brazil
We participate in initiatives that bring scientific knowledge to new audiences. Through lectures, classes, conversations, and activities in schools and communities, we seek to share accurate information about endangered species in a light and creative way with alternative audiences.
WE BELIEVE IN THE IDEA THAT WE ONLY PRESERVE WHAT WE KNOW
Several scientists from Brazil and around the world carry out work focused on endangered species. DoTS partners with this community to amplify the voice of these scientists and increase the chances of success of their projects, resulting in greater chances of survival of endangered species.
Four out of ten amphibian species are threatened with extinction in the world - in Brazil, 42 species are in danger. DoTS seeks to better understand the risk factors for Brazilian species. We will study and document the main threats to amphibian species in the country. We also seek to amplify the voice of the various researchers who work with endangered species in Brazil.