Brazilian City highlights biodiversity with urban birdtower and guides

Brazilian City highlights biodiversity with urban birdtower and guides

The Brazilian city of Santos is promoting the wealth of its urban birdlife in a way that should be loved by both residents and visitors.Situated on the country’s south eastern coast, the city is home to an estimated 240 species, many of them endemic, and is surrounded by the Atlantic Forest.

In Brief
  • Experts have posted photographic guides to 100 of the species found within the city along public areas.
  • An electronic guide that complements the signs will soon be launched.
  • They recently opened a 21 metre tall bird-watching tower in the city’s botanical garden. It is the first such urban Birdtower in brazil.
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Jeremy Smithhttp://www.jmcsmith.com
Jeremy Smith is the editor and co-founder of Travindy. He is a writer and communications consultant working for a more responsible and sustainable tourism industry. He is the author of two books, writes a fortnightly blog on responsible tourism for World Travel Market, and provides consultancy to a wide range of companies and organisations, ranging from National Parks to individual hotels and tour operators.

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