This research was conducted in Southern Brazil to determine the wildlife dynamic in a highly human-modified landscape using Oxygen-18. The map shows the location of samples of terrestrial carnivores, herbivores, and omnivores collected for analysis. The isotopic analysis showed that wildlife depends on artificial water reservoirs for their drinking habits. This emphasizes the need to improve sanitary control of these manmade ponds to protect natural fauna in the study region.
Source: CARBONERA, M. et al. The role of the artificial ponds for the conservation of mammals in the state of Santa Catarina. Rev. Ambient. Água, Taubaté, vol. 17 n. 6, p. 1-11, 2022. doi:10.4136/ambi-agua.2857