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.
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.
Study warns of increased poaching if road through Brazil’s Iguaçu is reopened; Suzana Camargo; MongaBay
Study warns of increased poaching if road through Brazil’s Iguaçu is reopened…
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. .
Foz do Iguaçu to become first halal certified city in Brazil; Peter Speetjens; Global Islamic Economy Gateway
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.
“The disaster that has occurred in Ouro Preto – the first Brazilian historical city inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List – constitutes a loss for humanity.
Video footage captured the frightening moment a 19th century, two-story mansion was crushed by a landslide in Ouro Petro, Brazil, on Thursday. No injuries or casualties were reported.
About 25 thousand people remember, with celebrations starting today, the novelty, legacy and responsibility that the title brought about.
The International Day for the Abolition of Slavery was instituted by the UN in 1995 and December 4th is the 5th anniversary of the death of poet Ferreira Gullar.
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.
This city built on Le Corbusier’s principles feels a bit too artificial…
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.
Scientists and environmentalists say the road, slated to pass through Iguaçu National Park, could harm research projects and precious ecosystems.
How Brazil’s newest Unesco World Heritage landmark is linked to KLCC Park; Ary Norton De Murat Quintella; The Star
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.
Sítio Roberto Burle Marx has been named the latest UNESCO World Heritage site in Brazil. View on euronews
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.