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Global Wildlife Conservation - Get Involved the Easy Way with Ecosia
Global Wildlife Conservation - Get Involved the Easy Way with Ecosia

  |   Ecotourism

You may think that doing your bit towards global wildlife conservation would require hours of volunteering, or countless funds spread across charities worldwide. OK so sometimes it does. But we are here to explain to you one of the easiest ways you can get involved, without any subscriptions, junk emails or hard labour. It’s called Ecosia.

Monkey Island Iquitos
Monkey Island Iquitos

  |   Ecotourism

Located just 30km from Iquitos, Monkey Island is a family run sanctuary for New World monkeys. The center rescues monkeys, rehabilitates them and then releases them back into the wild. The project is doing amazing things for these primates and we think you should go and witness it.

Rainforest Trust
Rainforest Trust

  |   Ecotourism

In order to make as great an impact as possible we have become a member of the Rainforest Trust, an organization designed to protect the rainforest and its ecosystems.

Solar Energy Aboard Amazon Cruises
Solar Energy Aboard Amazon Cruises

  |   Ecotourism

The Brazilian Amazon rainforest is a pioneer of ecotourism and a perfect example of how implementing a solar-energy system can successfully operate a boat with minimum environmental impact.

Amazon Conservation Projects on the Selva Viva Eco-Cruise
Amazon Conservation Projects on the Selva Viva Eco-Cruise

  |   Ecotourism

Selva Viva is owned and operated by a French-Peruvian NGO, Latitud Sur. Guests can cruise in the comfort of knowing that any profit generated from their experience truly goes towards helping the undeveloped Peruvian Amazon department of Loreto.

Top 10 Medicinal Plants of the Amazon
Top 10 Medicinal Plants of the Amazon

  |   Amazon Facts

Here are just 10 of the most useful medicinal plants of the Amazon rainforest (though there are thousands more!), and what they can be used for. 

Sierra del Divisor: Peru Creates New National Park in the Amazon
Sierra del Divisor: Peru Creates New National Park in the Amazon

  |   Peru

The now protected area is being called the “Yellowstone of the Amazon” for its conservation significance and impressive natural features.  A massive 1.3 million hectares (3.3 million acres) are included in the reserve, and contain uncontacted indigenous tribes, endangered species, and spectacular natural landscapes.

Conserving the Galapagos Islands
Conserving the Galapagos Islands

  |   Galapagos

The Galapagos Islands have been protected under a national park status since 1961, but what exactly does that mean? How many creatures are still endangered on the islands and what are the threats to the wildlife and plant life populations on the Galapagos today? 

National Parks of the Amazon Rainforest
National Parks of the Amazon Rainforest

  |   Amazon Facts

The Amazon is the world's largest rainforest, Located in the heart of South America the Amazon covers 2.6 million square miles of land, and over 44% of that is protected, that's an area larger than Greenland!

About Rainforest Cruises

Rainforest Cruises is a boutique travel company specializing in Amazon river cruises, Galapagos Islands tours, and Southeast Asia cruises. We provide you with the finest collection of cruises in Peru, Brazil, Ecuador, Bolivia, Panama and Southeast Asia. As travel experts we have all the advice you need to help you find and book your dream cruise and an unforgettable adventure.

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