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April 22nd-Earth DAY

April 22nd-Earth DAY

Earth day has been a great movement for a long time and it has been growing every year. We, at EUREKA TRAVEL┬ábelieve that if everybody does its part, we can have a much better planet. We are glad to offer a variety of ECO hotels, Rainforest Allianz recognized properties & Estancias just to name a few options, but there is much more to do…Not just today, Earth day but any day, anywhere, in any TRIP in ANY PLACE. In the…

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Alerce Costero National Park, newest NP in Chile.

Alerce Costero National Park, newest NP in Chile.

In February 2012, after a long process of joined cooperation between Nature Conservancy, the Chilean government and local communities Alerce Costero National Park was born. Nature Conservancy has been acquiring large pieces of land on the coast of Chile just south of city of Valdivia. In 2003 it has purchased 148,000 acres to create a Valdivian Costal Reserve and recently transferred part of that land to Chilean government to create the park. The new park spans 62,000 acres in area…

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Visiting with iguanas and a high-five from a blue footed booby.

Visiting with iguanas and a high-five from a blue footed booby.

On our third day in Puerto Ayora we took another boat trip this time to Isla Isabela. We departed at 7 am in a perfect weather for navigation. The sea was calm and no clouds in the sky. As we glided across the waters of the archipelago I sat on the front of the boat, mesmerized by the ocean and the flying fish jumping out of the water. After two and a half hours and passing some smaller islands we…

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Chileans protest hydroelectric dam development in Patagonia.

Chileans protest hydroelectric dam development in Patagonia.

A massive project of several dams on two rivers and costing $3.2 billion has been approved by Chilean government in May this year. The future site of this project is no other than pristine southern Patagonia, a region of South America known for its rugged beauty and vast wilderness. It is also dear to Chileans and Argentines alike and a source of national pride. The land of lakes, glaciers, fjords and high mountains is now in danger of being developed…

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San Diego Zoo is going wild in the Peruvian Amazon.

San Diego Zoo is going wild in the Peruvian Amazon.

San Diego Zoo Global is going to take over the managing of the MANU Biosphere Reserve in the Peruvian Amazon this summer. The reserve includes biological station of Cocha Cashu where conservation and research take place. The collaborative effort together with Peruvian scientists is a new step to preservation, study and protection of this 6,000 sq miles preserve. For more details please read the original article in ANDINA. Check out our trips to the Peruvian Amazon.