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It will not monitoring to ensure that it remains a wildlife be easy to save the species because jaguars and highway free from threats to jaguars and other humans are competing for the same resources, important Brazilian species. but we've already made progress, and we will con- Since the age of fourteen, Silveira has known that his life would be devoted to jaguar conserva- tinue to make more. qxd:Layout 1 10/26/11 12:40 PM Page 61 FA S T FA C T S Saiga Elena Bykova f Education: Master’s degree from Tyumen State University, Russia f Nationality: Uzbek f Scientific Name: Saiga tatarica f Range: Found in steppes and semi desert of Southeastern Europe and Central Asia; extinct in China since the 1960s.

Tional efforts in the Pantanal, the jaguar is now flourishing in the region, and native residents have a new appreciation for jaguars and their historical, cultural, and economic role in the area. Silveira has led significant scientific research on jaguars, not only in the Pantanal, but also in the five other biomes of Brazil that still hold viable jaguar populations. And his latest, most ambitious project has been mapping and researching a twentyone-hundred-mile stretch of river connecting the Brazilian Pantanal and grasslands (or cerrado) to the Amazon basin.

A native of Uzbekistan, she of prey, foxes, ground nesting birds, and even finds these animals irresistible. “Saigas are a unique rodents are all dependent on the saiga to provide species with strange adaptations. Just its nose access to grazed vegetation. “Without the saiga, alone makes it weird—but there’s a reason for it. In we lose it all,” points out Bykova. qxd:Layout 1 10/26/11 12:40 PM Page 63 Saigas, however, are in real danger of disappearing from the Earth. Not only are the animals hunted for meat, but the male’s horns are highly sought after by poachers for use in traditional Chinese medicines.

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