10 lush rain forest vacations

Rain forests are responsible for over 25% of the earth’s oxygen turnover and are home to nearly half the plant and animal species on earth. Logging and urban creep are decimating these once-vast ecosystems. Tourism, however, may be one of the best ways to protect these wondrous areas.

Text by Pauline Frommer | Photo editing by Connie Ricca

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Aug 8, 2013 2:44PM
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Omg!!!!!! They forgot El Yunque in Puerto Rico, que morones son quien escribio este articulo

Aug 8, 2013 10:56AM
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Been here too. I did part of it in Hoonah, AK, once last year, it was rainy, cool but really cool forest, then this year went back and same spot and it was sunny and nice and just changed the scenery completely. It was really cool !!!!!!
Jul 7, 2013 6:50AM
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 Actually I was in a class of 5th graders and they did not see the necessity of  rain forests.  I couldn't help feeling sad for these children that can only recognize the use of a computer and software, but not the extraordinary science value of all rain forest.
Jun 21, 2013 12:03AM
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welcome summer 2013 and god for the seasons .
Jun 14, 2013 11:42AM
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Let's light a cigarette and flick it.  Yes, that would eventually happen people.  Leave the forest alone.  Keep humans away, it will end up polluted and tored down.  LEAVE IT ALONE!!!
Jun 10, 2013 1:37PM
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not all americas are like that, but a lot of the times it seems,  they are we other people start judging us they forget that we are not all alike just like them so you can say what you want about us for me I dont care what you think I live my life for me not you so have your comments and say you want god help you when everyone start saying crap about you have a great day
Jun 10, 2013 1:30PM
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I wish I had the money to travel to see all the wonderful things that our world has to offer to everyone to see but that fine I live in the northwest and we have some beautiful places to see and revisit when we all find time to do so...
Jun 6, 2013 5:03AM
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Eco Tourism brings money to these areas and controls man's interaction with the system while educating

them at the same time. These tourist destinations don't lure people down there and just let them run amuck. Are you saying no one outside natives of your country should be allowed to enjoy the rain forest? It is your country but locking everyone else out and not seeking solutions everywhere is not an answer. Typical "blame everyone else but me" for the problems you see. Do you have the money to find the solutions to climate issues, logging issues, governmental greed issues, etc.?

 

May 11, 2013 10:19AM
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Another article with much 3rd hand information. I get tired of the gringos spouting off about how much they know about the ecological condition of the world, especially telling me about Costa Rica.   They read a book  or have a preconceived  notion about the country and proceed to tell me what I know not to be true.  They usually wilt if I'm  "exposed" by someone as a long time resident. The "ugly American" lives among us and is taught at the university level.

May 11, 2013 6:23AM
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ECO-Tourism has a huge negative impact on these environments as well. Funny how they leave a bit of the truth out of their "Sales pitch"! I love have they try to scam you with the bit about how Tourism my help save these enviroments...Staying totally away from them is the best cure...Sounds like Obama speech for Obama Care which will hurts millions of workers and cost thousands of dollars for working taxpaying families while the usually liberal freeloaders freeload..Want to visit a Swamp, go to Florida or Similiar Eco enviroments from North Carolina to Southern Texas.
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