Though you can read all types of lists of animals that have been spotted in certain areas over the years, wildlife is bound by no rules and does not always cooperate with hopeful viewers.
Some of the lodges in the Tambopata Reserve area combined sighting statistics from 2014 and came up with these results:
The Bonito area has been one of the most popular ecotourism destinations in Brazil for years. Below are descriptions of some of the most popular attractions and here is a map of the region
Bonito is a small Brazilian city located in the Bodoquena Sierra in the state of Mato Grosso do Sul - a region with a tropical climate. The city is located in the middle of the Bodoquena Sierra plateau, where the soil is predominantly formed by calcareous rocks, which are responsible for the crystal clear waters of the region that draw so many tourists who want to snorkel and dive .
As people and businesses have encroached into what was once virgin wilderness, wildlife and local people have suffered. So several amazon conservation initiatives have been developed to try to slow down the loss of wildlife and the suffering of the indigenous population.
In Ecuador, my friend Raul Garcia has been working to help. He has started projects to help the local communities and to get them involved in helping the wildlife, as you can learn in this video.
I'm sure that people who love to travel are wondering where it is safe to travel to now. With all of the warnings about the Zika virus and the terrorist activities, it seems like the options are narrowing - now even Miami might be seen as a risky place to go to, and areas of Chicago (for another reason).
Jim has been an agent for over 20 years and has specialized in South America for much of that time