Hoatzins invaded South America from Africa … by raft

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And which is also why it’s virtually impossible to find a description of the spectacular South American Hoatzin ( Opisthocomus hoazin ) that doesn’t in the first breath mention the bird’s highly enigmatic taxonomic status.

33 Circus Lions Rescued In South America Will Fly Home to Africa

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After years of being confined to tiny cages and forced to perform, 33 lions from from ten circuses in South America were finally rescued by Animal Defenders International (ADI).

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7 of the Coolest Eco-Lodges in South America.

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Adventure Green Travel backpacking eco-lodge hostels hotels lodging mindful travel South America sustainable lodgingWith all of the options for lodging, being mindful and supporting hostels and hotels that are ecologically and socially responsible.

World’s 10 best ethical travel destinations for 2015

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7 eco-eateries in São Paulo

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| Greening, Brazilian Style | Here in São Paulo, Brazil—Latin America’s largest megacity (nearly 22 million inhabitants in the greater metro)—the local Paulistanos have an appetite for organic, local and sustainably produced food.

Hummingbirds of Trinidad

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Birds Caribbean features hummingbirds South America trinidadThe Republic of Trinidad and Tobago may share equal billing in the dichotomous nation’s name, but Trinidad boasts the lion’s share of the land mass, population, and hummingbirds.

Challenge in Sao Paulo: Overcoming Water Scarcity in South America’s Largest City

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The largest city in South America and home to 12 million people. Though this emergency step expanded the available water level to around 27% of the capacity of the system, the largest city in South America is still at risk. Sao Paulo.

Birdwatching in Peru and You

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… Birding contest Peru South AmericaFor two blog posts now, we’ve been telling you about how you could win an amazing, 7-day bird watching trip for two to Peru.

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Licking Clay: the Macaws of Tambopata, Peru

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Found throughout South America in ever-dwindling numbers these extremely beautiful birds – threatened by habitat destruction and collection for the wild bird trade – are often difficult to see and hard to find. in south-eastern Peru.

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Finch Bay named South America’s leading green hotel

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World Travel Awards winners for 2012 include Finch Bay Eco Hotel in the Galapagos Islands as "South America's leading green hotel." Finch Bay named South America’s leading green hotel is a post from: Green Traveler Guides. Amazon Argentina Bahia Bolivia Brazil Buenos Aires Caracas Ecuador Galapagos Islands Georgetown Guyana Machu Picchu Madidi Mato Grosso Pernambuco Peru Puerto Moldonado South America Venezuela Yasuni

Crimson-rumped Toucanet

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Birds Ecuador features South America toucansThere’s something about a toucan, isn’t there? Toucans tell you that you aren’t in Kansas anymore. They affirm that the tropics are true, not just myths manufactured to make those of us with winter jealous.

Hot reason to visit Cusco & Machu Picchu, Peru: sustainability

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The Cusco region—including Machu Picchu—joins the Chile''s Lake Llanquihue as the first South American destinations to get on the eco-friendly bandwagon of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council.

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Bogota Sunangel or Not!

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Spectacular Birding on Cerro Montezuma

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What happens when you visit one of the best birdwatching sites in the region with the highest number of endemic bird species in the Americas in the world’s birdiest country? Trips Cerro Montezuma Choco Region Colombia South America Your mind gets blown. How else can I describe two days at Cerro Montezuma in Colombia. Cerro Montezuma or Montezuma Peak lies within Tatama National Park in Colombia’s Western Cordillera. Xeno-canto has a helpful map.)

Operation Osprey Banding

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Joined by South Cape May Preserve coordinator Adrianna Zito-Livingston, we donned our hip waders, sprayed on copious amounts of sunscreen and insect repellant, and eagerly made our first-hand foray into raptor territory.

Farm to Closet: The Joys of Dyeing Naturally

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Farm to Closet: Do You Know Where Your Wool Comes From?

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The Patagonia region of South America.

For Earth Week: Three Transformative Ideas to Save the Planet

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We now have more than 30 similar funds across Latin America covering 7 million acres of watersheds. This piece originally appeared in the Milken Institute’s “ The Power of Ideas 2015 : A Collection of Insights to Transform the Future.” Milken recently published the anthology — which contains remarks from 18 thought leaders — in advance of next week’s 18th annual Milken Institute Global Conference.

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Awesome Birding at Aripo Savannah

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Trips aripo savannah Caribbean South America trinidadHave you ever enjoyed one of those brilliant birding expeditions, the outing where every target species takes its cue with machine precision?

World’s 10 best ethical destinations for 2014

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New Electric Fish Discovered in South America

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A previously unknown genus of electric fish has been identified in a remote region of South America by a team of international researchers including University of Toronto Scarborough professor Nathan Lovejoy.

Manky Muscovy Ducks

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home about advertise archives birds conservation contact galleries links reviews subscribe Browse: Home / Birds / Manky Muscovy Ducks Manky Muscovy Ducks By Mike • March 2, 2011 • 6 comments Tweet Share The Muscovy Duck ( Cairina moschata ) attracts more attention than most ducks, at least in North America. When this native of Mesoamerica and South America is spied in the wild, usually in some corner of the Rio Grande Valley in Texas, it elicits admiring oohs and ahs.

The Birds of Peru’s Coastal Desert

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Alfredo, an experienced birder in Peru and well-rounded naturalist, founded a birding and nature eco-travel company , known as Surbound Expeditions (Sur=Spanish for south). Birds desert Peru South America

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Asa Wright? Absolutely!

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A cherished handful of Central and South American locations enjoy international renown as absolutely mandatory destinations for adventurous bird watchers and nature lovers. Trips asa wright Caribbean eco-lodge features South America trinidad

Galapagos cruise earns double green certification

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Website for certified green tourism in Latin America, Caribbean Macao: world’s biggest casino to be certified green Middle East: green hotels spiking upward Green Destination Orlando launches. Cruise Ecuador Galapagos Islands News South America Ecoventura Green Travel News

Greater Rheas: Germany’s new Big Bird

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Birding Birds Germany Invasive Species Week South America Germany is underrated as a birding destination. Nestled right in the middle of Europe, we have a little bit of everything, a nice cross section of Europe’s avifauna. We have, for instance, very beautiful birds, like European Bee-eater , Blue Tit , and Kingfisher. Then of course, we have amazing birds such as Wallcreeper , Hoopoe , and Black Woodpecker.

Can Healthy Rivers and Hydropower Co-exist?

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Experts predict that we will be 9 billion people sharing one planet by 2050. Where will we find enough energy to power our growing population?

Traveling Naturalist: Spotting Wild Jaguars

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Sure, they are found widely in Central and South America (and sometimes even show up in Arizona ), but they don’t often show themselves. It’s undoubtedly the best spot in South America to see large wildlife. Want to see a wild jaguar?

8 Ridiculously Simple Lessons in Unconditional Love. ~ Samantha Sweetwater

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Peru is Calling – Win a Birdwatching Adventure!

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… Birding contest Peru South AmericaIf you read our earlier post , you know that the national tourism office of Peru is giving away a 7-day bird watching adventure for two in Peru, home to over 1,700 species of bird.

Win a Birdwatching Adventure in Peru!

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… Birding contest Peru South AmericaThe people at the Peru national tourist office are giving you the chance to win a 7-day birdwatching adventure for two in Peru.

How Nature Can Improve China’s Water Quality

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Mark Tercek is President and CEO of the Nature Conservancy and author of Nature’s Fortune. Follow Mark on Twitter: @ MarkTercek. Air quality is often top of mind in conversations about China’s pollution challenges.

Lima, Peru: organic (plus vegan and artisan) in the hip Barranco

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| Awesome Eco Scene | In the past few years, Lima’s renowned food scene has grown to include an ever-increasing array of organic, vegetarian and artisan restaurants, cafés and craftsmen.

Rufescent Tiger Heron

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The Rufescent Tiger Heron tigrisoma lineatum , is one of the three species from the Tigrisoma genus of South America. The nominate is found to the north, as far as southern Central America. Its common name indicates the rufous head, neck and breast while the latin special element describes the white markings on the throat. This individual was seen in Buenos Aires, at the southern extreme of its range and thus, for those who would have them split, is the T.l. marmoratum race.

Free Webinar on Climate Change Solutions

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They offer a tried and tested Ecovillage Design Education course in many countries in Europe, South America and Africa. Gaia Education are holding a free webinar on climate change solutions.

There’s Wisdom in Salsa that can help heal Heartbreak.

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Health & Wellness Love Travel ballroom dancing break up broken heart cali columbia Heart broken salsa classes salsa dance South AmericaIt was fate and a mutual, yet painful, breakup that led me to the arms of the gritty, lively city of Cali as I sought to repair my broken heart and find my passion for life once again by.

Migration in Motion: Visualizing Species Movements Due to Climate Change

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Check out the map above, and use the navigation tools in the upper-right to investigate migration patterns in both North and South America. As climate change alters 
habitats and disrupts ecosystems, where will
 animals move to survive?


New Year’s resolutions for green travelers

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Keep Your Eyes on the Trail: Mad Cow Edition

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Plus, this cow, which was apparently going to be lunch at the military base atop Montezuma Peak, was one of those lean, long-horned Criollo types so common in Central and South America. Trips Colombia cows danger South America One reason so many of us love birding is that the activity engages all of our senses. Getting out into a wild space and locking in on a special bird can, when all goes well, elicit a moment of total absorption that both energizes and calms us.

Why Red-ruffed Fruitcrow?

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Encountering this stunner, one of the largest passerines in South America, raises a number of questions. Birds Colombia cotinga fruitcrows South America Tropical birding demands tropical birds, those families and genera unique to their latitudes rather than shared via migration across various climate zones.