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10.11.2011 10 most popular eco-tourism destinations for 2012

ecotourismThe list of 10 most popular "green" tourist destinations for 2012, including Jordan, Borneo, Philippines, Belize, Botswana and some other countries, has been published, reports Geo Meridian portal.

In Jordan you can go on a safari, see the Arabian oryxes – the vanishing species of antelopes, or make a trip to the Dana National Park.

In addition to wonderful beaches, difficult to access jungles is also one of the attractive features of Borneo. There are a lot of exotic animals and over 5 000 of rare plants in the jungles. Tourists are advised to set out on a trip to such infrequently visited places as Kinabalu Mount, and the region of the Kinabatangang River.

In the Philippines, which were included in the 20 best tourist destinations this year, tourists can see whale sharks and Philippine hawk eagles, - one of the rarest bird species on the earth, and visit the unique Puerto-Princesa National Park.

Of course, 87 different types of ecosystems make "green" tourism one of the main items of Belize national income. Historians can look around the temples of Maya civilization, while divers will appreciate underwater walks along the second largest barrier reef in the world.

Botswana has recently actively promoted mounted and unmounted, bicycle and jeep safaris in the Kalahari Desert, savannas of Moremi National Park, and the woods of Chobe and Linyanta National Reserves.

Finally, the list includes the national parks of Poland, which take up about 30% of its territory, Croatia with its possibilities for agricultural tourism, jungles of Guiana, Los Glaciares National Park (Argentine), and the lakes of Ethiopia.

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