Spread Environmental Awareness
Rainforest Cruises is completely committed to spreading awareness about the state of the planet’s environment, not only owing to the nature of our business as Amazon riverboat cruise providers, but as citizens of the planet. Nowadays, the debate about the environment is impossible to ignore. Everyday we are blasted with news related to climate change, natural disasters, population growth, consumption of resources and more. You may not realize how this can have an impact on a business dedicated to providing Amazon Jungle tours, but each day travelers express interest in a tour of the Amazon due to its vulnerability. Unfortunately, there are still many that have not made themselves aware of simply how delicate our planet is, and how much of an impact our daily decisions have on unique ecosystems such as the Amazon River Basin.
There are, however, many accomplishments to celebrate such as the emergence of the Amazon as a leading nominee for the New 7 Natural Wonders of the World. This is a wonderful achievement, as it solidifies the notion that the Amazon is one of the world’s most important regions. It suggests the world is finally paying attention to the rare natural wonders the Amazon River possesses, and the importance this vast forested region has in global weather patterns. Each year an area greater than the size of Belgium is clear cut. With luck, and through awareness, we can reverse this trend and see net forest growth on a yearly basis. It will not be easy or quick, and will depend on the cooperation of rich and poor countries alike, but is positively crucial if we as a species expect to reduce our exposure to the dangers climate change pose.
The New 7 Natural Wonders nomination is great news for tour companies, as it should help us to spread the idea that the Amazon River is a world-class destination. A unique, awe-inspiring region best visited by Amazon riverboat cruise. At Rainforest Cruises we have deep affection and appreciation for the change that a tour of the Amazon can evoke in our passengers, and is why spreading environmental awareness is high on our list of priorities. We are dedicated to educating as many travelers as possible that an Amazon riverboat cruise is the perfect way to experience the world’s most biologically diverse region. With luck, we will help each traveler to reflect on ways in which we can change our lifestyles to reduce or even reverse the damage done to the Amazon Jungle.
The Amazon Region is only one of many parts of the planet under pressure. Rainforest Cruises strives to spread awareness about the Amazon on account of its high concentration of biological and cultural diversity. We support the idea that tourism can support sustainable development, and recommend an Amazon riverboat cruise as the best way to enjoy a tour of the Amazon River.