Into the Wilds of Panama’s Darién

July 30, 2018

Google Darién Gap and first page results include article titles like “Untamed Wilderness”, “Beware the Darién Gap”, “A Terrifying Journey Through the World’s Most Dangerous Jungle”, and “Walking Among the Supernatural Beasts of the Darién Gap”. Why, then, would we ever want to feature this region in our portfolio of destinations? In short – epic wildlife […]

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Top 5 Wildlife Sightings in Panama

July 27, 2018

Last month, we took a small group of travelers to Panama. We started and ended in Panama City with four nights in the Darien Province in between. Panama is a hotbed of biodiversity. It prime geographic location makes it a biological corridor. The Darien region in the far south of the country is the most […]

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Five Things You May Not Have Known About Colombia

February 24, 2018

This month, R2R Consultant Wes Perry traveled to Colombia as a delegate for the 2018 Nature Travel Mart hosted by ProColombia, the Colombia Tourism Board. In addition to meetings with in-country partners, Wes explored the Colombian Plains to learn about Los Llanos Orientales as well Bogota, Iguaque Natural National Park, and Raquira. Five Things You […]

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Tierra del Fuego- The End of the World

July 31, 2017

Only 620 miles from the Antarctic Peninsula lies the archipelago region of Tierra del Fuego at the southern tip of South America, split between Argentina and Chile. There is little wonder upon arrival why this place is commonly referred to as the End of the World — you are far from everywhere. An abundance of […]

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Boost for Uganda’s Mountain Gorilla

February 26, 2017

In November 2016, The Uganda Wildlife Authority discovered three newborn mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. With a population of around 880 left in the world, and about half located in Uganda, mountain gorillas are one of the world’s most endangered species. A spike in recent births is welcome news to conservationists. Several factors […]

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Gray Whale Baby Boom in Baja Sur, Mexico

March 18, 2016

Recent censuses in Baja Sur, Mexico show that gray whale populations are experiencing a baby boom this year. More than 1000 gray whale babies have been counted in three calving lagoons – Ojo de Liebre, San Ignacio and Magdalena Bay. Gray whale populations crashed due to over hunting in the past. Now, gray whales numbers […]

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In Search of Mexico’s Monarch Butterflies – Piedra Herrada

February 16, 2016

On our recent Monarch Butterfly and Magical Cities trip to Mexico, we visited two reserves in Mexico State. Piedra Herrada Sanctuary was the first and El Capulin the second. Located less than two hours west of Mexico City, Piedra Herrada is easily accessed in a day trip. We left our Santa Fe hotel at 8:15 […]

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Don’t Forget About Our National Wildlife Refuges

December 23, 2015

Florida’s Pelican Island became the country’s first national wildlife refuge back in 1903. Today, every state and territory has at least one refuge within an hour’s drive of most major metropolitan areas. National wildlife refuges provide habitat for more than 700 species of birds, 220 species of mammals, 250 reptile and amphibian species, and more […]

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Peru’s Newest National Park – Sierra del Divisor

November 21, 2015

Earlier this month, a new national park received final approval by Peru’s president, Ollanta Humala. Sierra del Divisor National Park spans 3.3 million acres, protecting a huge swath in the Amazon basin. Rainforest Trust in the US worked with Peru’s CEDIA (Center for the Development of an Indigenous Amazon) along with local communities and government […]

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Mexico 2015 – Photo and Video Highlights

October 26, 2015

We’ve just returned from our sixth scouting trip to Mexico this year. Our latest trip was to Guadalupe Island where we spent three days cage diving with great white sharks. Wow! All of this year’s Mexico trips offered unforgettable wildlife experiences. Friendly gray whales, millions of monarch butterflies, a bat volcano, and sharks (both whale […]

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