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Brazil borders Uruguay to the south; Argentina and Paraguay to the southwest; Bolivia and Peru to the west; Colombia to the northwest; and Venezuela, Suriname, Guyana and French Guiana to the north.

Spotlight on Fortaleza and Florianópolis

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Headlines

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-38595410
Conheça a Yandê, a primeira rádio indígena online do Brasil (Meet Yandê, the first online Indigenous radio in Brazil)
optimists-guide-to-the-rio-olympics
Proteção dos oceanos… e o Brasil nada?
Abandonado, Ariaú Amazon Tower vive ‘fim’ entre brigas judiciais de herdeiros e dívidas
Brazil supermarkets 'to avoid Amazon meat'
at-war-for-the-trees
Negócios nos parques (Business in Parks)
How Google Earth Is Preserving Indigenous Culture
Brazil’s most visited protected area

Reports

The Brazilian Humpback Whale Institute has recently issued a bilingual (Portuguese/English) Whale Watching Guide for the State of Bahia, Northeastern Brazil, which is nevertheless relevant for the entire Western South Atlantic. Free download: http://baleiajubarte.org.br/inc/download.php?i=2283

Slideshare



Flickr

Brazil Adventure International
Projeto Tamar
Florianópolis

Flickr Groups

South American Ecotourism

Facebook

Ecoturismo: Brasil & Mundo é um grupo dedicado a disseminar informações e promover o diálogo sobre as atividades de Ecoturismo enquanto gerador de emprego e renda de qualidade e indutor da conservação do patrimônio natural. Focamos nos desafios e oportunidades do Brasil, mas trazemos também a realidade internacional para conhecimento dos atores brasileiros da temática. Mais Ecoturismo = mais conservação da Natureza!

Instituto Semeia
Visit Brasil

rss

brazil - Google News


Wiki

Rio de Janeiro
Rio +20

Twitter

@brasildeovelhas
@RioOnWatch
@CatComm
@greencities
@bradleybrooks
@TheRioTimes
@rodrigocalima
@UNESCOBrasil
@psustentavel
@VisitBrasil
@agenciapublica
@dlerda
@museudoamanha
@amazonia_real
@BrazilMax
@mturismo
@USCitsBrazil
@EmbaixadaEUA
https://twitter.com/MichelTemer

Youtube

Ministerio Turismo

Tourism Portals

Brazil Tourism - facebook - @VisitBrasil
Brazil, Ministry of Tourism - @mturismo

Buzzword Bingo

Amazon - Brazil - BRIC - Samba

Elsewhere on the Web

http://www.oeco.org.br - http://www.oeco.org.br/blogs - https://www.facebook.com/siteoeco
https://rodrigocalima.wordpress.com - @rodrigocalima
http://frombrazil.blogfolha.uol.com.br
http://www.slideshare.net/Elizabethb/the-art-of-lace-in-northeast-brazil-41772330
http://amazoniareal.com.br - @elaizefarias - @amazonia_real
http://www.monicasalmaso.mus.br


BrazilMax
Some Reasons Why Brazil Fails at Tourism - São Paulo: Members of the foreign press corps sat down to lunch a few weeks ago with the new president of the Brazilian airline TAM. The discussion ranged far and wide, but it kept returning to one theme: why can’t Brazil realize its enormous potential in tourism?

Recommended Listening

Dam disaster - Mining dam collapse at Benito Rodrigues: Brazil's slow motion environmental catastrophe

Brazil - This week the 2014 World Cup kicks off in Brazil. Rear Vision looks at the largest economy in Latin America and its attempt to deal with poverty and income disparity.

Wikipedia

Brazil
Kaká
Brazilian_real
Chico Mendes
President_of_Brazil
Michel Temer
Botequim

Blogs

http://rodrigocalima.wordpress.com
http://www.cooperbomturismo.blogspot.com

Government

Brazil, Ministry of Environment

Food
Favela Organica
Blog written by Regina Tchelly, a Brazilian woman who decided to start a cooking center in her favela
Flavors of Brazil
https://www.facebook.com/favelaorganica


planeta3.jpg

Brasilia

brasilia

Curitiba

curitiba

Iguazu Falls

Cataratas do Iguacu
https://twitter.com/cataratas_sa
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iguazu_Falls
Cataratas won public bid in 1998 to operate 4 areas and transportation in Iguassu National Park from 1999 to 2020.

Natal

http://www.weather.com/weather/tenday/Natal+Brazil+BRXX0158
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natal,_Rio_Grande_do_Norte

Rio

rio

São Paulo

são paulo

Environment

http://www.blogambiente.sp.gov.br

Parks

Most visited protected area in Brazil is the Tijuca National Park (2.9 million visitors).

Chico Mendes Institute for Biodiversity Conservation
http://www.icmbio.gov.br
https://www.facebook.com/ICMBio
https://twitter.com/ICMBio
http://www.youtube.com/user/canalicmbio
http://www.icmbio.gov.br/portal/o-que-fazemos/visitacao/parques-nacionais-do-brasil.html
http://www.brasil.gov.br/sobre/geography/bodies/chico-mendes-institute-for-biodiversity-conservation-201cicmbio201d-1/print

Features

An evaluation of ecolodges in the brazilian amazon - Luciana Coelho Marques
The inter-relationship between nature based tourism in a community and nearby lodges in the Brazilian Amazon - Sherre Prince Nelson
Comunicação Social para o Mundo: Como Levar suas Pautas para a Imprensa Interacional
Amazon Railway to Hell - Bill Hinchberger/BrazilMax.com
The Right Tact to Whale Watching - Bill Hinchberger/BrazilMax.com
Watching the Tourists in Brazil - Braulio Tavares/BrazilMax

Tourism
Brazilian Tourism (EMBRATUR)
Ecobrasil - Brazilian Ecotourism Association
Brazilian Incoming Tour Operators (BITO)
Blog: Brazil - South American Explorer's Club
Destination Brazil - Lonely Planet
Salvador Bahia Online
Trekking in Brazil - the Adventourist
Panrotas
Instituto de Hospitalidade
Sustainable Tourism Brazil
PCTS
Cama e Café

Nature

IBAMA - Instituto Brasileiro de Meio Ambiente
MMA - Ministerio do Meio Ambiente
FUNBIO - Fundo Brasileiro para a Biodiversidade
Atualidades Ornitologicas
The Chico Mendes Sustainable Rainforest Campaign - EDF
Brazil Environmental Sites
Environmental Groups/Sustainable Development in the Amazon
Revista ECO21
Instituto Socioambiental
Brazil's National Agriculture Society
Instituto de Tecnologia Intuitiva Bio-Arquitetura
Amazonarium
IBGE - Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística
Brasil Visto do Espaço
Ambiente Brasil

Portals

Brazilink.org
Info Brazil
Wonders of Brazil
Girus
Brazzil

Misc

Embassy of Brazil in the United States

Pernambuco

http://www.semas.pe.gov.br/web/semas - https://twitter.com/Semas_PE
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pernambuco

Spotlight on Semeia

http://semeia.org.br
https://www.facebook.com/InstitutoSemeia
http://www.youtube.com/user/iSemeia
@iSemeia
Summary in English (2011) (PDF)

Whales

http://baleiajubarte.org.br

2014 Election

Brazilian_general_election,_2014
Election Watch: Brazil


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