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.
Source: Fires bear down on Brazil park that’s home to jaguars, maned wolves
This city built on Le Corbusier’s principles feels a bit too artificial…
Source: Brasília’s modernism could do with some urban spontaneity
The 40-hectare property earned the coveted status in July this year when the organization’s World Heritage Committee met in the Chinese city of Fuzhou.
Source: UNESCO adds Rio botanical garden to World Heritage Site
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Scientists and environmentalists say the road, slated to pass through Iguaçu National Park, could harm research projects and precious ecosystems.
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That is an important landmark for Brazil, but it also reflects on Malaysia, as Kuala Lumpur houses the elegant KLCC Park, one of the last projects designed by Brazilian landscaper and artist Roberto Burle Marx.
Source: How Brazil’s newest Unesco World Heritage landmark is linked to KLCC Park
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Sítio Roberto Burle Marx has been named the latest UNESCO World Heritage site in Brazil. View on euronews
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Known worldwide as one of the main landscaping names in the 20th century, Roberto Burle Marx was also a visual artist, a painter, a sculptor, a jewelry artist, a costume and set designer, a potter, and a tapestry weaver.
Source: Sítio Roberto Burle Marx chosen as Unesco world heritage
Photo credit: diegograndi / iStock via Getty ImagesSalvador de Bahia, on Brazil’s east coast, was the country’s first capital. Its historic center, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is full of Renaissance-era churches and palaces and houses painted in pastels. The center’s Pelourinho district is particularly dense in impressive buildings and monuments.
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These photos of beautiful places in Brazil will have you packing your bags for the Amazon, Rio, or maybe even fabled Mount Roraima.
Source: 7 Absolutely Beautiful Places In Brazil – TravelAwaits
The Brazilian city of Salvador, Bahia earned its UNESCO World Heritage designation for many reasons, not least of which is that the city is the cradle of much of the nation’s culture, from music and food to its Afro-Brazilian roots.
Source: Carnival And Cuisine In Salvador, Bahia’s Old Town
Over hundreds of years, Brazil has been home to many cultures and peoples. Explore their heritage with this list of incredible things to do in Brazil.
Source: Best Things to Do in Brazil | Travel Guide • FamilySearch
Brazil’s Fernando de Noronha, an Atlantic archipelago whose natural beauty and biodiversity have earned it a spot on UNESCO’s World Heritage List, is resisting President Jair Bolsonaro’s plans to open it up to a larger number of visitors. The rightist head of state sees untapped tourism potential in that volcanic island chain, which boasts lush vegetation, rock formations and golden-sand beaches washed by crystal-clear turquoise waters harboring colorful fish, sea turtles and rays but which has been off-limits to cruise ships for nearly a decade.
Source: UNESCO-recognized Brazil archipelago resists Bolsonaro’s tourism plans – La Prensa Latina Media
Travel back in time with Stacker through some of the most impressive archeological discoveries in the world, according to UNESCO and news outlets.
Source: 50 of the greatest archaeological discoveries of all time
Discover this land of bustling wildlife, ferocious fires, and ‘flying rivers’ – and learn how we can protect it.
Source: The Pantanal: the most beautiful place you’ve never heard of
The forests of the Mata do Tabuleiro region in the Brazilian state of Espírito Santo were once listed among Earth’s most biodiverse regions. But much of this richness has been lost due to human occupation, river pollution, and unchecked deforestation. What were once stretches of exuberant vegetation reaching as far as the eye could see have now been reduced to a few fragments, home to Sooretama Biological Reserve.
Source: In Brazil’s Sooretama, a piece of the Amazon thrives in the Atlantic Forest
In 1972 Unesco created the World Heritage Convention linking together the concepts of nature conservation and the preservation of cultural heritage.
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It’s not often destinations make requests of tourists. But one idyllic Brazilian island paradise has just turned the tables, with a rather odd demand.
Source: Brazilian Island’s Unexpected ‘Tourist Demand’ A Window Into The Future Of Travel