How a (Former) Wildlife Trafficker & A Biologist Are Saving a Species

How a (Former) Wildlife Trafficker & A Biologist Are Saving a Species

Parnaiba Headwaters National Park may hold the best kept secret in wildlife conservation. When a young biologist met the best hyacinth macaw poachers in Brazil's Cerrado, he turned them into land and wildlife protectors and hosts of the best holiday experience you will ever have. This is what real responsible wildlife tourism can do. The comfortable SouthWild Wolf camps are owned and run by local people with help from Dr. Charles A. Munn lll, a conservation visionary.   

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7 Do-Not-Miss Animals in the Wild Cerrado

7 Do-Not-Miss Animals in the Wild Cerrado

Brazil's Cerrado is a unique, ancient, and rapidly disappearing ecosystem filled with unique and threatened wildlife including maned wolf, hyacinth macaw, a remaining few grassland jaguar, and a single troop of tool using capuchin monkeys. Dryer than the rain forest, the Cerrado's rivers provide life to the mighty Amazon. 

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Pterodactyl in the Backyard! What is a Pileated Woodpecker?

Pterodactyl in the Backyard! What is a Pileated Woodpecker?

"A prehistoric bird tore up my tree!!!!" That's how I once heard a city-raised-recently-suburbs-expatriated friend describe his first sighting of a pileated woodpecker.  Although I sincerely doubted that his new home was the scene of a Jurassic Park type incident, there was something about the wild look in his eye that caught my imagination - so I went to Saratoga National Historic Park in my quest to see one. 

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