SouthWild operates conservation tourism in Brazil, Peru,
Chile, Argentina and Ecuador, and is in the process of expanding in all
of them, but the main emphasis for SouthWild for the next few years
will be Brazil, due to the ecological miracle that Brazil has undergone
since 1990. This miracle is the result of cessation in 1990 of all
hunting in most of central and southern Brazil and in large parts of
the Brazilian Amazon. After 22 years without hunting, large,
spectacular animals are now visible in Brazil better than anywhere
else, at any time in history. These species include Giant Otters, Giant
Anteaters, Brazilian Tapirs, Green Anacondas, Maned Wolves, large
macaws, and, of course, the mighty Jaguar.
SouthWild Brazil's flagship program is SouthWild Jaguar,
originally known as the Jaguar Research Center, and this Jaguar
conservation tourism program operates now from the Jaguar Flotel .
Since 2006, we have been guaranteeing viewing of Jaguars. By October
2012, our Jaguar teams at our two locations in north-central Pantanal
had more than 3,200 hours of direct Jaguar observation in 3,700
sightings. At the same time SouthWild Brazil now is offering
guaranteed, close-up viewing of very habituated Giant Otters, Pumas,
Brazilian Tapirs, Maned Wolves, flocks of 60-100 Hyacinth Macaws, and
unique, hammer-rock-wielding capuchin monkeys that appear regularly in
BBC, National Geographic, and PBS TV documentaries.
As macaw researchers and authors of the cover story of the
National Geographic cover story on macaws, we pioneered and now
guarantee short-range photography of wild Hyacinth, Scarlet, Red-and
Green and Blue-and-Gold Macaws. SouthWild also offers selected,
seasonal locations for camp- or lodge-based wildlife spectacles that
are the finest in the Amazon of Peru and Brazil and in the low and high
Andes of Peru, Bolivia, Chile, and Argentina.
Finally, we now feature unique wildlife safaris along the
rugged Pacific Coast and Andes of Peru and Chile, and a new comfort
standard in Inca Trail treks and, of course, the archaeology and
wildlife of Machu Picchu, the fabled "Lost City of the Incas".