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Jacare Caiman is a surviving species. During 70s and 80s over a million of these reptiles have been killed in the South American vast wetlands. The species actually disappeared from many places, but some populations were able to find protection in remote swamps, thus escaping from extermination. From these secure points they started to rise, after an international convention banned the trade of natural skins in 1992. Today, they add up to over 10 million, being the densest population among all the crocodilians. This coverage were shot for the “The Comeback Croc” published by the National Geographic Main edition on July 2012. It presents a fresh visual interpretation on the life of Pantanal Caiman.

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