Mammals of Brazil wildlife tour
Description of Mammals of Brazil wildlife tour
This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
We can cater for vegetarian and vegan diets.
As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) holiday so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.
PlanetIn Brazil (as with everywhere we go) we carefully choose accommodation, suppliers and transportation that either minimise their effect on the environment or that help to contribute to its sustainable development. By choosing small, privately owned accommodation where possible we also look to only stay in truly eco-lodges that abide by basic and also pioneering methods of ecological sustainability.
Where possible, we make sure that the lodges and hotels that we use support local projects for the protection of the wildlife and local communities which rely on tourism as the principal source of income. We try and make sure that all the accommodation that we use is are ecologically responsible and use solar power electricity and water recycling pumps etc, on this trip we stay at a fazenda which has been contributing to research and conservation of a range of species including giant otters, giant anteaters, tapirs and jaguars for many years. We also make sure that all the food consumed is produced locally.
We also contribute and participate in as many studies that the local researchers and scientists are conducting as possible. In Brazil this is largely facilitated by hiring guides who work for larger conservation bodies such as Panthera or by supporting lodges where researchers are based, such as Barranco Alto (giant anteater research) and Bahia das Pedras (armadillo research) and we also have ties with Belo Horizonte University and their work with tapir research.
By bringing people here with a professional zoologist/naturalist as well as professional local guides we aim to showcase the environment in full but also to allow you to learn about the problems facing the ecosystems here and highlight the ways that continued development and human exploitation are affect the species and how cutting edge research is countering the problems as well as showing you examples of success stories. We also keep a record of all the great sightings we see on each tour and record the environmental factors, this data is used by ourselves but also given to the researchers who are working on many of these species. All the information collected in invaluable as the knowledge of some of the animals that live here are little understood. We also donate our pictures to the researchers to aid in their photo identification studies.