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brazil travel guide cassiano zaparoliCassiano Zaparoli

Since graduating from the Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul in 2002, Cassiano "Zapa" Zaparoli has been working as a naturalist guide and a wildlife photographer. As a naturalist guide, he leads trips to the Southern part of Brazil, Patagonia, Madagascar and Peruvian Amazon. With more than a decade focusing on nature photography, Zapa has built a collection of almost 60,000 nature and wildlife images, and has photographed more than 1,300 different bird species. Zapa’s photography has been published by WWF, the BBC and the Wildlife Conservation Society among others.

Regina Ribeiro

Regina, a native of Brazil, has undertaken extensive studies in biology, conservation, environmental education and wildlife management. She has published records of her sightings, taught natural history interpretation and undertaken photographic research on the maned sloth. Regina has been guiding visitors to Brazil's natural regions for more than a decade, and brings wonderful enthusiasm to her work on Pantanal expeditions. She has also lived in New York, and speaks English and Spanish fluently. Regina now lives in Belo Horizonte, the third largest city in Brazil.

Fred Tavares

Fred Tavares has completed extensive study in biology, the primates of Brazil and the ecology of the Pantanal region, and holds a degree from Izabela Hendrix University in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. He has been a mountaineering and naturalist Brazil travel guide since 1999, with particular emphasis on the Pantanal, along with Brazil’s rainforest and savanna areas. Fred is known as a leading instructor on natural history guiding and interpretation techniques, and has taught many courses on those subjects. He possesses an enormous enthusiasm for his work to go with his vast knowledge.