05 September 2021
Sao Paulo, August 29, 2021
According to a study by the Semeia Institute and the Boston Consulting Group, increased investment in National Parks could create one million jobs in Brazil. Accordingly, tourism in Brazil accounts for 7.7% of the gross domestic product. In a ranking of 25 nations made by the WEF (World Economic Forum) , Brazil classified as the 18th when comparing the dimension of its natural resources with the participation in the GNP. The list is headed by Croatia (with 25%), followed by Thailand (19.7%) and Mexico (15.5%). Eco tourism activities in National Parks could contribute up to the 7.2 billion Euros to GNP, according to the study. To achieve this, investments in the parks infrastructures would have to be increased and the domestic tourism of Brazilians, classified as "far below potential", would have to be intensified. The benefits of such investments are also ecological, as ecotourism helps to conserve natural resources, creates greater ecological awareness, and offers healthier alternatives to leisure activities.
Note: Southern Cross Tours & Expeditions offers unique tours in the most beautiful of Brazilian National Parks
04 December 2014
Brazilian government is taking advantage of two different systems to fool the public
The today officially announced decline of the Amazon deforestation by 18 % in 2013/2014 are good news and disproves the suspicion that the opposite, increased deforestation, might be the case.
The government was hiding information during the pre-election period in recent months in order to avoid negative impacts on the candidacy of Dilma Rousseff. Withheld was among other information the monthly data of the Deter system, which uses satellite images to support the surveillance operations of Brazil’s environmental protection agency Ibama.
15 August 2014
Brazil and Germany Build a Tower for Climate Monitoring in the Amazon
Brasília – In the Amazonian rain forest, a 325 meter high tower for the observation of climate change in the region will be set up later this year. The name of the Atto (abbreviation for Amazon Tall Tower Obervatory) baptized tower emerges from a German-Brazilian partnership. The two countries are investing 7.5 million R$, the equivalent of about 2.5 million € in the observation stations. The foundation stone was placed today in the sanctuary for the sustainable development of Uatumã, 150 km from Manaus. The construction should be completed by next November.
26 July 2014
Brazil is nowadays home to 896,917 Indians from 230 different tribes, which is 0.47 % of Brazil’s population. They live in 688 Indian reservations, also called Terras Indigenas and are spread all over the country.
The Brazilian Amazon region, consisting of the states Acre, Amapá, Amazonas, Mato Grosso, Pará, Rondônia, Roraima, Tocantins and 50 % Maranhão (only 50 % of this one) is home to 433,363 Indians. Fortunately, apart from some exceptions, most tribes have been thriving constantly since the 80’s. Fact is that the tribes which have recorded higher growth rates are those who have become aware of the advantage of adapting some aspects of their traditional lifestyle to that of the white population, while maintaining other parts of their culture and traditions.
Opportunity for a New Existence in Brazil
01 January 2013
Travel Operator in Rio de Janeiro Seeks Junior Partner...
...to further develop and eventually assume the company.
We are looking for a professional who not only dominates the needed skills of modern management in the travel business. The activities also require a nature loving, open minded and dynamic person, with sensibility, comprehension and the resolve under local conditions, plus the strong wish to accomplish and to offer the different as a means to success.
Southern Cross Tours supports Ymaguaré XI
29 September 2010
Southern Cross Tours & Expeditions directly supports the handcrafted production of award-winning basketry by the members of the Guaraní Mbya tribe in the village of Araponga, near Paraty. The exposition YMAGUARÉ XI takes place from October 11th through November 18th, at the Casa da Cultura in Paraty and features some of the finest works of the tribe.
18 June 2010
According to information from the Brazilian environmental agency IBAMA, Colombian fishermen pay Brazilian hunters in the western Amazonia for killing river dolphins and caimans, which shall serve as baits for the illegal catch of piracatingas (Calophysus macropterus), a species of catfish. Up to know it is unknown, how many animals die all in all thereby per year since the largest part of the catfish is smuggled to Colombia.
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