Category: Brazil

Fires in S. America’s Pantanal harmed jaguar population, threaten survival – study; Juliette Portala; Reuters

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Fires that swept across South America’s Pantanal wetlands in 2020 burned thousands of square kilometres of critical jaguar habitat and may threaten the big cats’ long-term survival, new research reveals.

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The beautiful Brazilian island with a terrifying backstory; Stars Insider

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Today, tourists flock to the tropical island of Ilha Grande, Brazil, in search of sun, sea, and unspoilt nature. A UNESCO World Heritage Site and protected nature reserve, the car-free paradise in Rio de Janeiro state is home to colorful flora and fauna as well as some of the most beautiful beaches in the country. But the island was not always so welcoming… Formerly a 19th-century leper colony and, more recently, a top-security prison for some of Brazil’s most dangerous criminals, it was off-limits for many years. Intrigued? Click through this gallery to discover the dark secrets of this beautiful Brazilian island.

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7 wonders of the modern world that are UNESCO Heritage Sites; Panchali Dey; Times of India

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Most travellers wish to visit the seven wonders of the modern world, but it’s not an ordinary feat. So, how to choose? You can choose to visit one at a time, so that it’s affordable and easier to travel across the world. Here, Panchali Dey listed out the 7 wonders of the modern world that are also UNESCO World Heritage Sites so you can plan accordingly. .

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International Black history sites everyone should know; Brian Major; Florida Courier

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Black History Month celebrates African Americans’ legacy of struggle and achievement throughout the United States’ episodic 244-year history. For travelers, the February celebration also provides a roadmap for uncovering domestic sites connected to Black history.

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Fires bear down on Brazil park that’s home to jaguars, maned wolves; Sarah Sax; Monga Bay

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Fires have destroyed at least 18,000 hectares of vegetation (44,480 acres) in central Brazil’s savanna region and now threaten a national park that’s home to rare species such as jaguars, maned wolves and Brazilian mergansers. The ongoing fires in the Chapada dos Veadeiros region, in the northeast of the state of Goiás, started on Sept.

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