ecoDestinations - South America

ecoDestinations - South America



The classic destinations like Rio de Janeiro, Salvador, Manaus and Foz de Iguaçu? Or do you like the sound of places like Abrolhos, Bonito, Cabaceiras, Chapada Diamantina, Delta de Parnaiba, Guaraqueçaba, Jalapão, Mamirauá, Pirenopolis, Rio de Contas, Serra do Cipó, Serra de Capivara, Urubici and Vale do Guaporé. These are just a few of hundreds of destinations in a country that is too big to see on one trip. ecoDestinations Brazil


Perú is a magical destination, one of the richest biodiversity hotspots on Earth, and a colorful mosaic of different cultures, old and new, which together are forging the promise of a better future. Perú, preserving about 13% of its territory as protected areas, is home to 20% of the worlds birds and 10% of the world's reptiles, making the country a privileged destination for nature lovers. Perú is also a country that sings and dances, in joy and in sadness. Peruvians celebrate some 3,000 festivals all over the country. ecoDestinations Perú


...the raft floats quietly along a shore lined with bushy lenga trees and bright orange calafate flowers. Arratia, who grew up a few hours south of here in the coastal village of Caleta Tortel, leans backward from his captain's perch, fills his water bottle with river water, and takes a good long swing. "No hay mas puro," he says. It doesn't get any purer than this. (Excerpt from 'Disappearing Destinations - 37 Places in Peril and What Can Be Done to Help Save Them' by Kimberly Lisagor and Heather Hansen) ecoDestinations Patagonia


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