IUCN COMMISSION GROUP

IUCN SSC Anteater, Sloth and Armadillo Specialist Group

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Overview and description

Description:
Anteaters, sloths and armadillos play important roles in a diversity of ecosystems across the continent. Many of them have already suffered great losses from fierce overhunting and the ceaseless ...
Anteaters, sloths and armadillos play important roles in a diversity of ecosystems across the continent. Many of them have already suffered great losses from fierce overhunting and the ceaseless destruction of their habitats. Many are severely threatened — and too many will soon be in danger of extinction if we do not confront the increasing threats facing them. For these reasons, The IUCN SSC Anteater, Sloth and Armadillo Specialist Group (ASASG) feels compelled to fight on their behalf to ensure their survival in this era known as the anthropocene.

Group leadership

Dr Mariella SUPERINA

Chair

After graduating from University of Zurich, Switzerland, I obtained a doctoral degree in Veterinary Medicine from University of Zurich and a Ph.D. in Conservation Biology at University of New Orleans ...

After graduating from University of Zurich, Switzerland, I obtained a doctoral degree in Veterinary Medicine from University of Zurich and a Ph.D. in Conservation Biology at University of New Orleans. As a Research Scientist with CONICET in Mendoza Province, I study the conservation biology and conservation medicine of armadillos, as well as the ecoepidemiology of Trypanosoma cruzi, the causative agent of Chagas disease. I am also an associate researcher of Fundación Omacha, Colombia, where I act as the scientific advisor of the Conservation and Management Program for the Armadillos of the Llanos of Colombia. Finally, I am the advisor for conservation training at Foundation for International Aid to Animals.

At a glance

Official name:
IUCN SSC Anteater, Sloth and Armadillo Specialist Group
Associated Commissions: