Ecotourism to protected areas grew 14% in Brazil during 2014

7.3 million tourists visited the various state protected areas around the giant South American country during the last year, according to figures provided by Brazil’s Chico Mendes Institute for Biodiversity Conservation (ICMBio), and increase of 14% on 2013. The protected areas visited ranged from national parks and forests to biological reserves and other nature conservation areas.

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1: national parks received 6.6 million tourists

2: the World Economic Forum considers Brazil to have the greatest potential for ecotourism of any country in the world.

3: The number of tourists visiting Brazil’s protected areas in 2014 was almost 4 times as many as in 2006.

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Jeremy Smith
Jeremy Smith
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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