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Iguazu National Park - Argentina

First established as a national park in 1934 Iguazu national park is probably the most stunning of all of Argentina's parks. A haven for the eco-tourist this park is home to many beautiful sites and a range of stunning landscape, the most notable of which is the world famous Iguazu waterfalls.

Located on the border between Argentina and Brazil, the Iguazu waterfall is something to behold. At 80 meters high and with a diameter of nearly 3km the only way to really appreciate the waterfalls are to see them in the flesh.

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Lake Baikal - Russia

Lake Baikal sits in Southern Siberia in Russia, located between Irkutsk Oblast to the northwest and the Buryat Republic to the southeast, near the city of Irkutsk. Also known as the "Blue Eye of Siberia," it contains more water than all the North American Great Lakes combined. At 1,637 meters (5,371 ft), Lake Baikal constitutes the deepest lake in the world, and the largest freshwater lake in the world by volume, holding approximately 20 percent of the world's total surface fresh water.

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Dead Sea - Israel & Jordan

The Dead Sea, also known as the Sea of Salt, is a massive salt lake spread between Israel and the West Bank to the west and Jordan on the east. At 1,385 feet below sea level, it is said that the shores of the salt lake are the lowest on earth. The Dead Sea is 1,240 feet deep, which makes it the deepest hyper saline lake in the world.

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Inga Falls, Congo River, Africa

Inga Falls is a rapids in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where the Congo River drops a staggering 96m (315 ft) over a 15 km (9mi) course. The rapids are extremely lively - the Inga Falls actually form part of a larger group of rapids known as the Livingstone Falls - and have formed a sharp bend in the river, the width of which fluctuates from a mere 260m to an enormous 4 km.

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Abisko National Park - Sweden

There is much more to Lapland than just visiting Santa as any eco tourist who has visited Abisko National Park will tell you. Established just over 100 years ago Abisko is Sweden's most famous national park and covers an area of around 77sq km.

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Plitvice Lakes National Park - Croatia

Plitvice Lakes National Park

A UNESCO World Heritage site, the Plitvice Lakes National Park in Croatia is the oldest national park in Southeast Europe and the largest national park in Croatia. Founded as a national park in 1949, it is situated in the mountainous Karst area of the country. The beautiful protected area extends over 73,350 acres and attracts over 1.2 million visitors a year.

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The Cairngorms - Scotland

Covering over 4500 sq. km the Cairngorms (P?irc N?iseanta a' Mhonaidh Ruaidh) is the biggest national park in Scotland and an idyllic spot to visit for any ecotourist. As well as boasting breath taking scenery, there is plenty to see and do for any green traveller who is looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the city for a time.

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Moeraki Boulders - New Zealand

The Moeraki Boulders are the huge and phenomenally spherical boulders like giant cannon balls found on Koekohe Beach on the coast of New Zealand. They are specially protected as part of a scientific reserve to ensure their lasting beauty and scientific interest. They range in size from about 0.5 to 1 metres (1.6 to 3.3 ft) in diameter, to well over 2 metres (7 ft).

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Flaming Crater, Derweze - Turkmenistan

Derweze is an isolated village in Turkmenistan with a very sparse population of just 350 inhabitants located in the middle of the Karakum Desert. The Derweze Area is rich in natural gas. Whilst drilling in 1971, geologists tapped into a cavern filled with this gas, and the ground beneath the drilling rig collapsed, leaving a huge gaping wound in the Earth's very crust about 70m (230ft) in diameter.

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Tuscany

Regarded as the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance, Tuscany is known for its landscapes, traditions, history, artistic legacy and its permanent influence on high culture. But it is not only the arts and sciences that Tuscany holds precious, for it is also a hub of outstanding natural history and the ecotourist may be interested to hear that the region boasts over 120 nature reserves.

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