Located primarily in the Mato Grosso do Sul state of Brazil, with parts extending into Bolivia and Paraguay, the Pantanal Conservation area is one of the largest tropical wetland areas in the world, and has up to twelve distinct ecosystems supporting an astounding variety of flora and fauna. This vast region of wetlands is bordered by the Gran Chaco dry forests to the southwest, and the Chiquitano dry forests to the west and northwest.
Established in July 1843, Antwerp Zoo is the oldest animal park in Belgium and considered to be one of the oldest zoos in the world. It was originally created as a center for the study of botanical and zoological sciences, and has actively promoted wildlife preservation with the public through special events, activities and exhibitions. The zoo continues to participate in endangered species breeding programs for a number of endangered species around the world, including the Przewalski ho...
As the largest wine producer in South America, and the fifth largest in the world, Argentina offers tourists the opportunity of visiting some of its estimated 2,000 wineries along its 2,000 kilometer Wine Route (Ruta del Vino). The wine route winds its way through several provinces, with varying terrain and altitudes, including some of the most spectacular scenery one could hope to see in this exotic South American country.
Dedicated to natural history and world culture, the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto was established in April 1912, opening to the public on March 19th, 1914. Closely associated with the University of Toronto, the museum is the largest field-research institution in Canada, coordinating research and conservation projects around the globe. Visitors to the museum will find forty galleries housing over six million items related to natural history and world culture.