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The Natural Gem of Praia do Forte, Brazil, Joins the Ranks of whl.travel

  • whl.travel
  • 9 October 2012

THIS ARTICLE IS AVAILABLE IN ENGLISH AND PORTUGUESE. Stretched across 12 kilometres of fresh, unpolluted Atlantic seashore, the small resort town of Praia do Forte – former fishing village that still maintains its sense of quiet history and unspoiled nature – is an up-and-coming beach holiday destination in Brazil’s Bahia state.

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Can Ecotourism Help Save Endangered Species?

  • Laurel Angrist
  • 22 May 2012

We’ve all visited neglected, underfunded and high-traffic tourist parks where wild and endangered animals have become almost tame. Sites such as these, where regulations are inadequately enforced, are unfortunately far too common. On the sunny flip side of this is well-planned ecotourism, the kind that helps conserve many outdoor and wilderness spaces that may be a last hope for endangered species.

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Accessible Ecotourism: Brazil Eco-Adventures for Everyone

  • Adriana Braun and Julio Bin
  • 25 May 2011

Ecotourism for people in wheelchairs? You may wonder what that looks like, how it’s done. You’d be pleasantly surprised to learn that in many destinations there are efforts in place to improve tourism infrastructure to better serve people with disabilities. Brazil is one such example.

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Travel Experiences Told by a Local Partner in Belo Horizonte, Brazil

  • WHL Group
  • 10 February 2011

Every month, we delve into the travel experiences of people in the extended WHL Group network. This month we talk to Laura Lott of belo-horizonte.travel, the whl.travel local connection based in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

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Photo of the Week: Ilha da Saudade, Morro de São Paulo, Brazil

  • William Wazlawik (Photo and Text)
  • 24 October 2010

This ‘micro island’ is the Ilha da Saudade, found close to the village of Morro de São Paulo on the east coast of Brazil. It is technically only an island at high tide as the waters rise to cover the land bridge that joins it to the Second Beach of Tinharé Island. The island’s name is usually translated as “homesickness island” (although ‘saudade’ does not translate into English easily).

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