Category Archives: Brazil

Under threat! The natural wonder of the Pantanal; Stars Insider

The Pantanal, the world’s largest freshwater wetland, is burning! Over the last few months vast swathes of this beautiful but fragile ecosystem has been destroyed by devastating forest fires, mostly caused by human activities. Extreme drought throughout 2020 has blighted the region. Rainfall is 50% less than it was the previous year which has left some lakes, rivers, and swamps completely dry. Compounding these effects of climate change is deforestation of the nearby Amazon. Together with the mostly illegal burning of land by farmers for cattle and soy, ideal conditions for the spread of these fires have been created—and now they are burning out of control!

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Strengthening firefighting to prevent destruction in Brazil’s Pantanal; Unesco 

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Brazilian Island’s Unexpected ‘Tourist Demand’ A Window Into The Future Of Travel; James Booth; Dmarge

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.

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Archipelago near Brazil is reopening only for tourists who have already had COVID-19; Indian Express

According to the CDC, however, researchers do not seem to know right now if the mere presence of antibodies means that one is totally immune to the coronavirus, and is safe from any kind of future invasion

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A tropical paradise off the coast of Brazil is allowing tourists to enter again — but only if they’ve already had COVID-19; Sophie Claire-Holler; Business Insider

Fernando de Noronha, an archipelago off the coast of Brazil, has introduced a novel requirement: Visitors must prove they’ve already had COVID-19.

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60 Years Ago, The Modernist City of Brasília Was Built From Scratch; Stefanie Waldek; Architectural Digest

The Brazilian capital is a case study in urban planning, full of triumphs and shortcomings…

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Brazil’s modernist palaces could soon be disfigured by anti-drone systems; Tom Phillips; Guardian

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Fires in the Pantanal ecoregion; Unesco

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11 Iconic Buildings in Brazil; Britannica

Know before you go.

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The World’s Largest Tropical Wetland Is on Fire; Maddie Stone; Vice

The Pantanal in Brazil is a UNESCO World Heritage Site renowned for its unique biodiversity. Now, it’s burning.

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The Astounding Geographical Wonders Of Brazil; Loraine Balita-Centeno; World Atlas

Beautiful, vibrant Brazil has so much in store for people who are willing to explore beyond Rio. Here is a list of Brazil’s hidden gems you definitely shouldn’t miss.

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Brasília at 60: Behind one of the world’s most intriguing planned cities; Rita Lobo; CityMetric

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Take a tour of Brasília, Brazil’s majestic modernist masterpiece; Huw Oliver; Time Out

To build an entire capital city from scratch in just four years would be impressive enough. For it to turn out so captivatingly beautiful is next-level genius.

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Modernist masterwork Brasilia turns 60; Ellie Stathaki; Wallpaper

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Sixty years ago, Brasilia became Brazil’s capital; AFP

On April 21, 1960, Brazil inaugurated to great fanfare its new capital Brasilia, a futuristic city created out of nothing and boasting many architectural masterpieces. A landmark in the history of town planning, it had sprung up in less than four years on an empty plateau that is often mistaken for desert in Brazil’s central west region.

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14 world-famous city views you can see from your sofa; Ellie Walker-Arnott & James Manning; Time Out

There’s no need to leave your living room (thankfully) to see these incredible city skyscapes…

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International Day of Forests 2020; Unesco

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Paraty: The prettiest colonial town imaginable; Peter Neville-Hadley; Coast Reporter

About 250 kilometres west of Rio de Janeiro, the coastal hamlet of Paraty (pronounced “Para-chee”) was founded almost as soon as the first Portuguese navigators reached Brazil at the start of the . . .

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Behold the most Instagrammed forests in the world; Matthew Meltzer; Matador Network

Trees always look better with an influencer in front.

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Twelve Anniversaries and Events Worth Traveling for in 2020; Lila Thulin & Nadine Daher; Smithsonian Magazine

From Chicago’s Prohibition tours to Palau’s newly enacted marine sanctuary, here are a dozen destinations to travel to this year…

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