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Rio de Janeiro, The First Urban and Cultural Landscape World Heritage

01/02/2017 | Brazil in the News

The City of Rio de Janeiro received the title of the First Urban and Cultural Landscape declared World Heritage. The prize was awarded by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (Unesco). In addition to being considered one of the most beautiful cities in the world, the city of Rio de Janeiro now boasts the unprecedented title of Urban Cultural Landscape, based on the relationship between the city urban side and nature. Source: BrazilGovNews and UNESCO

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Western Brazil's Wetland Wonders

10/03/2016 | Brazil in the News

Western Brazil is home to the largest floodplain in the world. In April 2016, adventure tour operators and media became Pantaneiros (local cowboys) and learned all about the culture and landscape that defines the Pantanal and Bonito regions. AdventureWeek Brazil was a special opportunity for participants to get to know the diverse ecosystems of these regions by river boat, horseback and hiking and to get a closer look at an amazing variety of birds and fish and meet the locals — alligators, capybaras, anteaters and jaguars. AdventureWeek Brazi...

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Rio 2016 legacy: Brazil expecting post-Games tourism boost as Olympic visitors give seal of approval

08/22/2016 | Brazil in the News

Posted By Rio 2016 by 21/08/2016 at 19H40 83.1 percent of foreign tourists and 98.7 per cent of Brazilians said their experience of Rio either met or exceeded their expectations. Billions of viewers around the world watched the Rio 2016 Games and would have seen just how beautiful the Cidade Maravilhosa is. During the Olympic events, broadcasters captured Rio de Janeiros iconic landscape, from Corcovado to Sugarloaf mountain, the Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon and the citys famous coastline. Rio, a city that has always been considered one of the mo...

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Exploring the Pantanal

08/08/2016 | Brazil in the News

Postes August 08, 2016 on TRAVEL WEEKLY by Mark Edward Harris The soft pitter-patter cadence of the engines on Joice Pesca s 12-cabin Kayama VIP perfectly matched the rhythm of our surroundings as we sailed down the Paraguay River from Corumba, Brazil, through the Pantanal, the worlds largest tropical wetland. This World Heritage site is formed by 175 rivers and is home to approximately 720 species of birds, 89 kinds of mammals, 230 varieties of fish, 52 types of reptiles and equally diverse flora. After a mesmerizing Pantanal sunset, a world-...

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Brazil's Best Kept Secret: The Pantanal

06/10/2016 | Brazil in the News

The Amazon rain forest may get all the attention, but when it comes to wildlife, South Americas biggest biodiversity star is the Pantanal.

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