Jungle Lodges in the Amazon

One of the best ways to get to a sense of the rain forest is to actually stay in its midst. Whether across the river from Manaus or hundreds of kilometers away, there are plenty of unforgettable eco-options to choose from.

Yasuní National Park in the Oriente

Yasuní National Park is one of Ecuador’s last great wildernesses and the country’s largest mainland national park. Untouched by the last ice age, this park is one of the world’s most biodiverse areas, home to 500 species of birds and more than 60 percent of Ecuador’s mammals.

Jaguar Mania, Part 2

Searching for jaguars is like searching for gold; seekers can easily get obsessed. Michael and Annie continue their quest to spot an elusive jaguar in Pantanal’s Jaguar Ecological Reserve.

Jaguar Mania, Part 1

Deep down, everyone who goes to the Pantanal yearns for one thing above all: to come face to face with the majestic and elusive onça pintada, a.k.a. jaguar.

Eyes Peeled on the Transpantaneira

In 1972, the Brazilian military government began concretizing its ambitious if foolhardy idea of building a highway that would cut right through the Brazilian Pantanal. The highway known as the Transpantaneira never got very far, but what it lacks in terms of people, it more than makes up for in terms of wildlife.

Manatees and Airboats in the Everglades

After touring Florida’s Everglades via airboat, Laura Martone was cautioned about advertising such tours due to potential harm to endangered manatees. In this article, she explores the dangers airboats pose to manatees in the Everglades.