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5 tips to book Amazon rainforest tours

Bursting with plant and animal life and home to some of the most unique cultures and habitats on earth, the Amazon Rainforest is truly one of the world’s must see destinations. However, with an area of 1.4 billion acres and spanning nine countries, there’s a lot of forest to choose from and so booking your […]

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Why you’re never too old to explore the Amazon

If you really want to make the most of your golden years, don’t follow the crowds to Florida, think a little bigger and you could soon be heading off on the adventure of a lifetime. And though the Amazon may seem like a long way from home and something of a mammoth undertaking, here are […]

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Why Amazon River trips should top your bucket list?

No matter how old or young, rich or poor or adventurous or cautious you are, pretty much all of us has a list of things that we really want to do before we ‘kick the bucket’ – it’s known as a bucket list. And if you’re still compiling your top contenders, here are some reasons […]

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Retire in style on a luxury Amazon cruise

f you’ve worked hard all your life and have recently decided to retire, now’s the perfect opportunity to finally visit all of the places that you’ve always dreamed of. And where better to start than the mighty Amazon River? Boasting a unique environment, vibrant local cultures and stunning scenery, this tropical basin is a world […]

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“Ant from Mars” discovered in Amazon Jungle

The Amazon rainforest is still surprising scientists, even with global warming and the jungle predation, there are new species discovered every day like the recently found “ant from Mars” called so, because its unusual alien characteristics. The ant, Martialis heureka, is blind and lives underground and was probably a descendant of the very first ants […]

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New Species Discovered every three days in the Amazon Jungle

A new report by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) confirms the Amazon rainforest, even as it is shrinking due to deforestation, remains among the world’s most surprising places. According to the report, Amazon Alive, over the past decade (1999-2009) researchers have found 1,200 new species in the Amazon: one new species for every […]

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A trek through Ecuador without a stop in Galapagos is possible

GUAYAQUIL, Ecuador — No offence against the Galapagos Islands. Home to giant tortoises, blue-footed boobies, marine iguanas and other exotic creatures, the archipelago off Ecuador’s coast ranks for me — and many other travellers — among the top places to visit before I die. Yet with only two weeks to spend in Ecuador, we drew […]

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Stash Tea introduces Guayusa… Energy from Ecuador

Stash Tea, one of the largest specialty tea companies in the USA, announces the release of eight great-tasting new loose leaf teas made with a rare, naturally caffeinated herbal tea known as Guayusa. The teas are available exclusively online and at Stash Tea’s Portland, Oregon area store. Guayusa is a stimulating herb native to the […]

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Yasuni Man a Ryan Killackey film

Located in eastern Ecuador, Yasuni National Park is world-renowned for its rich diversity of species, which may be the greatest on the planet. “It’s the only place known to have world records for sheer numbers of mammals, birds, amphibians and plants. One acre of Yasuni has more species of trees than all of North America,” […]

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Ecuador looks to its own people in the battle against climate change

Ecuador’s Yasuni park where, as part of the climate change battle, oil will be left in the ground if donors pay half its value. Photograph: Dolores Ochoa/AP We left thirsty Peru and have reached Quito in Ecuador on the great Oxfam/Guardian Andean climate journey. First stop is to meet the government and community leaders of […]

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Support the Achuar

The unrelenting drive for oil has reached the deepest regions of the Peruvian Amazon – the Canadian oil company Talisman Energy has begun to drill exploratory wells in the ancestral homeland of the Achuar people. The Achuar have decided that they do not want development based on oil drilling and the unsustainable extraction of natural […]

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Brazil’s Amazon Destruction Slows

Brazil’s President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has welcomed new figures showing that the destruction of the Amazon rainforest has decreased by 25%. President Lula said this had prevented the release of millions of tonnes of CO2 gas into the atmosphere. The government says environmental policies, including measures against illegal logging, have had an effect. Environmentalists […]