Eco-tourism in Brazil
Trekking, snorkeling, immersing oneself in nature ... Eco-tourism is booming. Read here to learn about available novelties and offers.
Jaú National Park is the fourth largest forest reserve in Brazil and the third largest park of intact tropical rainforest in the world. The area has an incredible number of plant species and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is ideal for hiking, canoeing and especially for boat expeditions. The untamed wilderness of Jaú National Park will surely touch you!
Brazil is home to the greatest biodiversity in the world. To preserve this natural heritage, Brazil created the National System of Protected Areas in 2000. It protects a total area about four times the size of Montana. Thus, Brazil today has 73 national parks, which you should definitely visit on a trip to Brazil!
In addition to ample space, Brazil has many mineral resources and valuable raw materials that can be traded significantly with foreign countries as export goods. Brazil is the fifth largest country in the world and benefits primarily from its own agricultural economy, which accounts for 25 percent of the gross domestic product and one third of the jobs.
Brazil is about 24 times the size of Germany and covers almost half of the South American continent. The country is home to the largest rainforest in the world, the Amazon. Its biodiverse nature and wildlife is a highlight on any trip to Brazil and extremely relevant in the fight against climate change.
Brazil possesses a huge area and varied vegetation zones, from rainforest and savanna to mountainous landscapes. But nature is not only interesting for international tourists. Brazil's soil is very rich in minerals. The soil is also very valuable for agricultural corporations, like for the cultivation of soy.
The Pato Mergulhão is one of the rarest birds in the world and an heraldic animal of the Brazilian Cerrado. Here, we would like to present the rare “diving duck” which was spotted in only three Brazilian states within the last decades. With a lot of luck, you might see the Pato Mergulhão on your Brazil holidays!
For many travelers to Brazil, a little dream may come true when they spot a wild turtle on one of the country's many beaches. This is still possible today due to the important work of the organization “Projeto Tamar”. The animals were almost extinct in the region a few decades ago but could recover in recent years.
Due to strong population growth, the greater São Paulo area has become one huge urban complex with more than 20 million inhabitants. Food insecurity, especially for poorer families, is a consequence of this rapid growth. The non-profit association "Cities without Hunger" has taken on the problem.
Brazil is a country of superlatives. It is the largest country in South America and the most biodiverse country on earth. Brazil also ranks first in the recycling of aluminum cans and PET bottles, with rates of over 98 percent. But how does waste disposal actually work in this gigantic country as a whole?
Soy milk, soy sauce, soy oil, tofu, and the schnitzel on our plate. All of these products contain soy, whether directly or indirectly. But who doesn't know the soybean? Brazil is the world's largest producer of soy and exports a large part of its harvest to China and Europe. Learn more about the controversial topic in our article!