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The Hoge Veluwe National Park

Any green traveller planning a visit to the Netherlands to enjoy it national parks won't be disappointed. The country has a virtual plethora to choose from which is not surprising for a country that has a reputation for being so beautifulWhilst it is permitted to drive around certain areas of the park cycling would probably be far more appealing to the environmentally conscious eco-tourist. What is more, there is no need to take a bicycle along.

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Jarabacoa - The Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic has been blessed with numerous national parks, area of outstanding beauty and protected areas. As such it can be a little confusing knowing which area to visit when planning a vacation to the country.

Located in the beautiful mountains of Cordirella sits Jarabacoa, one of the most idyllic spots in the country and the birth place of Dominican Republic eco-tourism.

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Jigme Dorji National Park

Located in the Gasa district of Bhutan sits the Jigme Dorji National Park. The second largest national park in the country it stretches well over 4000 square kilometres and has a huge variety of different species of fauna, flora and birdlife.

Any eco-tourist visiting the park will probably be most taken with its amazing biological diversity. The park itself houses a virtual plethora of endangered species and is a must see location for green travellers with a love for wildlife.

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Pendjari National Park - Benin

On the west coast of Africa nestled between the countries of Togo and Nigeria lies the country of Benin and the Pendjari national park. Any eco tourist or indeed animal lover should definitely take the time to visit this national park as it is home to a wonderful and rich variety of wildlife, many of which are endangered and may not be around forever.

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Chiquibul National Park

Any green traveller considering visiting South America should make a note of Belize. The country has numerous national parks worth seeing and enjoying with Chiquibul being the grandest of all.

Sitting on the west of Belize along the border with Guatemala this national park encompasses the Mayan mountains and circles the Mayan city of Caracol.

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Sevan National Park - Armenia

For eco-tourist who enjoy photography or wildlife a visit to the Sevan National Park should definitely be on the list of things to do. One of the world's newer national parks, this haven for wildlife in the heart of Armenia offers beautiful views, wonderful hiking opportunities and one of the most beautiful lakes in the world.

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Lencois Maranhenses Sand Dunes, Brazil

The Sand Dunes of Lencois Maranhenes in Brazil have been formed over thousands and thousands of years. The white sand from the riverbeds is carried along by the current and deposited at the mouths of the rivers, and it is then swept back inland and upstream by the continuous winds and sea currents - and endless cycle that has formed one of the most beautiful natural formations on Earth.

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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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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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