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Implications of unreliable species identification methods for Neotropical deer conservation planning

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de Faria Peres, Pedro Henrique [1] ; Grotta-Neto, Francisco [2] ; Luduverio, Douglas Jovino [1] ; de Oliveira, Marcio Leite [1] ; Barbanti Duarte, Jose Mauricio [1]
Total Authors: 5
[1] Sao Paulo State Univ UNESP, Deer Res & Conservat Ctr NUPECCE, Jaboticabal - Brazil
[2] Univ Fed Parana UFPR, Lab Biodiversidade Conservacao & Ecol Anim Silves, Curitiba, Parana - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Journal article
Source: PERSPECTIVES IN ECOLOGY AND CONSERVATION; v. 19, n. 4, p. 435-442, OCT-DEC 2021.
Web of Science Citations: 0

Deer species play a key role in processes that maintain ecosystem community structure and composition. However, several of the species are considered at risk of extinction. One of the strategies for their conservation is the maintenance of legally protected areas in which administration is prescribed by a management plan. Species inventories form the basis of this instrument as it allows to identify key resources and taxons. We reviewed the management plans of Brazilian protected areas to assess the suitability of methods employed to identify deer species. We reviewed 118 management plans (covering 298,000 km(2) of protected area) and checked each occurrence record for information regarding detection methods, which we classified according to their suitability for species-level identification. We found that 38% of the records did not report the species detection method used. Specific identifications were obtained through seven different methodologies, of which 12% were considered suitable, 28% were suitable with caveats, and 60% were unsuitable for species identification. We conclude it is necessary to improve the scientific rigor applied to inventories and data collection to avoid producing further inconsistent information, as this might affect management actions and risks the exclusion of threatened species from public policies on conservation planning. (C) 2021 Associacao Brasileira de Ciencia Ecologica e Conservacao. Published by Elsevier B.V. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 17/02200-8 - Distribution and gene flow between genetic variants of the red brocket deer (Mazama americana Erxleben, 1777) in Brazil
Grantee:Pedro Henrique de Faria Peres
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 17/07014-8 - The use of actual topotypes to produce genotypes and cytotypes in the taxonomic review of the Mazama genus: the basis for the species conservation
Grantee:José Maurício Barbanti Duarte
Support type: BIOTA-FAPESP Program - Thematic Grants
FAPESP's process: 15/25742-5 - Distribution and density of Mazama genus deer species at the Atlantic Forest
Grantee:Márcio Leite de Oliveira
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate