Exploring the Peruvian Amazon rainforestWhile some areas of the Amazon rainforest are in danger from logging, one exciting part is the Peruvian lowlands. Here, the Manu Wilderness truly stands out for a jungle adventure. Here, adventurers can expect to see around 1,000 bird species as well as hundreds of mammal species, more than anywhere else in the world. Moreover, the dense rainforests also host around 15,000 plant species making it a wonderful location for nature lovers. Among the mammals living here, jaguars, tapirs, giant otters and a number of primate species can be seen. Meanwhile, the abundant birdlife includes colorful parrots and macaws.
Ecotourists who wish to learn more about the Amazon rainforest can visit Manu Wildlife Center, which offers a range of programs. Meanwhile, the center also features guided tours through the pristine rainforests. The center is part of an ecotourism project launched to save areas of the rainforest that were previously scheduled for deforestation.
Go bird spotting on the Irrawaddy River in MyanmarWhile it is adventurous to hike through rainforests, sometimes it is better to explore the jungles on the water, spotting wildlife on the river’s banks. The Irrawaddy River in Myanmar (formerly Burma) is the perfect place for this type of adventure.
Travelers can choose from a range of luxury boats to take them through the Myanmar jungles, along with passing the towns of the Asian nation. A cruise of this nature truly offers a sense of what the country is all about.While experiencing a rainforest cruise, birders can spot a myriad of beautiful species. Among them are the green peafowl, the black-bellied tern, the black-headed Ibis, the oriental darter and many more. Of particular interest, the Upper Irrawaddy also hosts some notable species including the greater cormorant and the painted stork.
Visit the rainforests of MadagascarMany travelers may have spotted lemurs in the zoos of the world. However, the African nation of Madagascar is their original home where people can see them living in the wild. In fact, as noted by the Telegraph, Madagascar is the only location where these endangered species can be found in the wild. On a visit to Madagascar, visit the Andasibe National Park, where the largest lemur, the indri, can be seen, along with the greater dwarf and mouse lemurs. Meanwhile, Mantadia National Park hosts the rare sifaka lemurs, along with many colorful bird species, including the rarely seen aye-aye and the blue and red-fronted coucals.
Make a difference in the world on your next vacation by exploring the rainforests, and seeing the fascinating birds, wildlife and vegetation. Bear in mind that often your ecotourism vacation goes towards saving the rainforests for future generations.