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Ecotourism in Brazil doesn’t have its place, and surprisingly it’s making 170 billion over the world


From December to May is flood season in the amazon. The waters of Rio Negro rise more than 20 meters in some places and reach the treetops. Seeing an animal except the birds gets difficult and at night the moon covered by rainy clouds light up a little. A big attraction for turists that take risk in the middle of the darkness is the water mirror and it makes from the river to the sky the same landscape and there’s also the alligators.

Lying face down on the prow of the speed boats, the guide Josué Basílio points a flashlight at an island gnarled branches and weeds. Slowly, the boatman guides the watercraft into the dese forest in silence. Basílio turns off the flashlight, and in a quick movement dip both hands in the water between among the vegetation. He gets up carefully with an alligator measuring a meter and a half in his bare hands. “It’s a “jacaré-tinga” (a species of alligator in amazon) from the same family as the caimans”, explains the guide. “he’s young and he’s about 5 or 6 years old”.

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