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Discover Rio de Janeiro’s Wonders

by Jivi on October 15, 2012

in South America

Rio de Janeiro in Brazil is an ideal year-round tourist destination. It is popular for its beaches, infrastructures, arts, sports events, and cultural celebrations, snatching the honor of being southern hemisphere’s #1 most visited city.

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Dubbed as the “Marvelous City,” Rio de Janeiro indeed has numerous marvels that make it deserving to be called such. [click to continue…]

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The Morrocoy National Park is located in the Falcon state, in northwestern Venezuela near the towns of Boca de Aroa, Tucacas, Sanare, Chichester, Flamenco and Tocuyo Coast. It was declared a national park in 1974 and consists of 32,090 hectares. The park covers both terrestrial and aquatic areas of the Gulf Triste , containing an area of mangroves and numerous islets or cays among which are Drunk, Dead Sombrero , Sal, Las Animas and Peraza, among others, with spectacular beaches white sand beach in Mero, Paiclas, the Johns, Playuela, Tucupido, Blue, Dry Mouth and many more. In the relief Chichiriviche highlight the hill, with elevations of 250 m , the set of internal bays and mangroves and cays and islands.

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With regard to wildlife in the park inhabited by numerous species of birds, about 266, reported to the Wildlife Refuge Cuare . Because the Morrocoy National Park and Wildlife Refuge Cuare are located in the same geographical area, it is inferred that the park should be a similar number, among which we highlight the osprey, vulnerable species such as flamingo, the heron palette, the pelican, Cotua, the crest-helmeted, the Amazon parrot, the red cocorocora and restricted range species considered as the frigate or frigate . Also inhabit many marine reptiles, including highlights sea turtles as the green turtle, the hawksbill turtle, the turtle cactus and the alligator from the coast , all considered by the red book on endangered species. The mammals include both marine mammals (dolphins, whales) that use the park as a refuge as well as the different species of land mammals among which may be mentioned the brocket deer, the anteater, the crab-eating fox, the howler monkey, the laziness. The fish that breed in the park are simple , snapper , curbina , tarpon , snook , the toad fish and fish that inhabit the coral reefs. Among the mollusks and crustaceans: the mangrove oyster, sea hares, Quigua, there are 2 types of lobsters Panulirus argus – Panulirus grettatus, crabs blue and red crabs and other species. There is a diverse range of insects, although there is still gathering information for the area. [click to continue…]

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Orinoco Delta – Venezuela

June 14, 2012

The Orinoco Delta is the delta formed by the mouth of the Orinoco River, one of the largest in the world. Its extension suggested to the early Spanish explorers that it was a sea. It is considered a place of natural beauty by the great variety of flora and fauna it. It is located in […]

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La Gran Sabana – Venezuela

June 14, 2012

La Gran Sabana is a 450,000 km ² broad plateau in southeastern Venezuela . It is surrounded by up to 1000 meters high mountain ranges. The area is characterized by wide, flat valleys and has a very ancient geological formation. The rocks of the earth’s crust are taken from the earlier Erdurzeit and formed the […]

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Canaima National Park

June 14, 2012

The Canaima National Park is a national park located in Bolivar State, Venezuela. It was founded on June 12th of 1962 and declared World Heritage by UNESCO in the year 1994. It extends over 30,000 km² to the border with Guyana and Brazil, for its size is considered the sixth largest national park in the […]

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Los Llanos – Venezuela

June 14, 2012

Los Llanos is a region of northern South America divided between Venezuela and Colombia in the Orinoco Basin . It is considered one of the ecosystems in the world 1 with two seasons, the rainy season and dry season is characterized by its vast savannahs , its climate is intertropical savannah (climate classification being wet […]

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