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When I used to guide nature tours in Costa Rica, people would always ask me, “Are we going to see monkeys (or a sloth, toucan, etc.)?” I would always respond, “Well, it’s possible, but not guaranteed; it’s not like we put the animals out in…Continue
Added by Shannon Farley on June 28, 2013 at 1:29pm — No Comments
Little was known about life up in the canopy of tropical forests until biologists started using ropes and pulleys to climb their way up. Treetops in the tropics reach so high that it was nearly impossible to explore.…Continue
Added by Shannon Farley on June 21, 2013 at 12:28pm — No Comments
Phuoc Binh National Park is established on June 8th, 2006 with a total natural area of 19,814 ha. Its target is to enhance riverhead protection capacity for Cai river system in Ninh Thuan prov-ince to serve production and living activities for social and economic development of the South Central area.
Moreover, to preserve biodiversity, to maintain and develop flora and wild fauna species in Tay Nguyen and South Central area, serving scientific research and education tasks on…Continue
Added by Mary on June 20, 2013 at 12:30am — No Comments
Vu Quang National Park Located in Vu Quang District, north-west of Ha Tinh Province, covers a total area of 52,882ha, 96.7% of which are natural forests. It lies in northern Truong Son (long mountain range) area with an average height of 800m, the slope of 25-35 and many rivers and streams.
61% of the primitive forests are subtropical evergreen forests and tropical evergreen forests with plentiful flora and fauna. There are 307…Continue
Added by Mary on June 20, 2013 at 12:29am — No Comments
The natural and pristine beauty of Nam Dong attracts a lot of tourists who love discovery.
Coming to Nam Dong, tourists can visit Mo waterfall (located in the foot of La Hy moutain pass in Huong Phu commune). Mo waterfall is so beautiful and tranquil. Everything here is primitive.
After being tired, tourists can stop and enjoy specialities here. especially grilled dishes are…Continue
Added by victoria on June 14, 2013 at 12:24am — No Comments
The mention of coral reefs usually brings to mind crystal-clear, warm tropical waters, bright colorful fish and coral … maybe even the movie, “Nemo.” Coral reefs form such vast, diverse…Continue
Added by Shannon Farley on June 7, 2013 at 3:17pm — No Comments
The exact origins of capoeira are uncertain, although most people recognize that it was created by the 16th-century African slaves who were shipped across the Atlantic. The movements contain unmistakable native Brazilian influences. What noone can deny is that capoeira has been…
Added by Iberostar Hotels & Resorts on June 3, 2013 at 10:16am — No Comments
I was expecting a very rustic lodge type property with basic service and how I was wrong! Grootbos is set within a 23 hectare Milkwood forest and it is stunning. It was originally a farm with some…Continue
Added by Mahlatini on May 28, 2013 at 3:19pm — No Comments
Tropical forests cover 15% of the globe's surface and capture 25% of the carbon present in the atmosphere. These healthy forests play a critical role in curbing climate change. They "breathe" CO2 from the atmosphere and store it in trees and soil; in fact, roughly half of the world's terrestrial carbon is stored in forests, according to the international organization…Continue
Added by Danny Solano Alvarez on May 27, 2013 at 4:49pm — No Comments
Tourists on their way to Nha Trang will no doubt be excited about swimming, scuba diving, exploring the marine world or mud bathing, however, they should also consider eco-tourism and the hot spring at Yang Bay Waterfall tourist area.
Yang Bay, about 40 kilometers west of Nha Trang City heading on the road towards Dalat City, belongs to Khanh Viet Company and covers about 596 hectares. Yang Bay is charming due to its mysterious primeval forest and…Continue
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It is quite difficult to find a fresh, clean and airy palce escape from the smoky, dusty and stuffy atmosphere during the weekend when living in a crowded urban area. On a day I bumped into a classmate from university, after endless gossips of friends who met after a long time, I was recommended Thang Thien Waterfall Ecotourism Resort as a place to relax and enjoy the beauty of Mother Earth.
A self-organised couchsurfing tour was then arranged…Continue
Added by nguyen to loan on May 6, 2013 at 3:02am — No Comments
I met Nemo the other day. Well, actually it was his cousin. Instead of a cute bright orange and white striped Clownfish, this little guy was a vibrant yellow and turquoise with dark stripes. It swam right up to my snorkel mask, in my mind to say, “Hi!” Really, what it was probably thinking was “bug off,” given that it was a…Continue
Added by Shannon Farley on April 25, 2013 at 1:24pm — No Comments
When you are inside the Jim Corbett National Park to spend your holidays, it is a wonderful feeling to experience this right inside the natural habitat of animals. This is a fantastic place for natural lovers as it has a long list of animals, birds and proper facilities to spend your days. There are many Jim Corbett resorts that provide excellent facilities.…Continue
Added by priya sharma on April 17, 2013 at 12:48pm — No Comments
The movie Anaconda was a box office hit when it was released in 1997. Starring Jennifer Lopez and telling the story of a group of documentary makers who make enemies with a giant anaconda in the Amazon rainforest, it brought the drama of the jungle to cinema…
Added by Iberostar Hotels & Resorts on April 16, 2013 at 1:49pm — No Comments
I don’t know about you, but I’m doing a happy dance this week along with the rest of nature in Costa Rica. The rains have returned! The land here welcomes the beginning of “…Continue
They bring life to rainforests, both with their brilliant colors and with the magnificent flowers they help to pollinate. Everyone loves butterflies – these delicate creatures flit and fly gracefully, brightening our gardens and wild spaces. Their beauty and allure has given butterflies a special place in both ancient and modern cultures. Many…Continue
Added by Shannon Farley on April 5, 2013 at 11:37am — No Comments
Recently in Puerto Rico I attended the Saborea (savor), a “culinary extravaganza.” The event is a series of tastings and parties that culminates at Escambron Beach, ocean side under enormous tents. One tent showcased tastings from island chefs and Puerto Rican rum. Yum! The other tent was set up as a food theatre where two chefs had 45 minutes to create their own signature dish that was then judged side by side by a panel. The chefs were either Food…Continue
Added by Michelle M. Winner on April 2, 2013 at 1:36pm — No Comments
There are a lot of parks to see ample wildlife in India, but some parks definitely have an edge over the others as far as tiger sighting is concerned. Here are the top few national parks in India where the chances of spotting the big cat are higher, but then, at the same time one should remember that the animal is quite elusive.…Continue
Added by priya sharma on March 28, 2013 at 12:37pm — No Comments
Watching different kinds of birds and their activities enchants many of us even if we're not be avid bird watchers. The colours of their feathers, the shape of their beaks, their chirping sounds, are all quite interesting to witness. Corbett National Park, being situated in between the Himalayan foothills and the Indo-Gangetic plains, offers an excellent habitat for all kinds of birds, and therefore, this activity can be undertaken while one is staying at Corbett resorts. The forests,…
Added by priya sharma on March 19, 2013 at 1:33pm — No Comments