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Ballycroy National Park Republic of Ireland

Ballycroy National Park is Ireland's sixth National Park and was established in November 1998. Situated in northwest Mayo on the Western seaboard, it is comprised of 11,00 hectares of unspoilt wilderness - mountain ranges, Atlantic blanket bog, and marshes. Green travellers who are looking for a hiking adventure will find acres and acres of open country to explore.

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Nikko National Park

Just 125km from Tokyo you come across one of Japan's most beautiful natural experiences, Nikko National Park. Towering forests, cascading waterfalls, peaceful plateaus and serene lakes are surrounded by ancient bridges, temples and shrines, combining the unparalleled beauties of nature with some of the most pristine and decorative ornaments Japanese heritage. It as an absolute must for any green traveller looking for scenery and quietude.

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Pirin National park - Bulgaria

Now a world UNESCO heritage site, the Pirin national park sits in the Pirin Mountains in Bulgaria. Covering around 270 square kilometres the Pirin national park is adorned with around 80 glacial lakes and forests that tower nearly 3000 meters high into the mountains.

Any eco tourists considering a visit should do so sooner rather than later. Despite the parks protected status, there are still ongoing threat to the countryside and there is no guarantee that the area will retain its astounding beauty forever.

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Korup national park - Cameroon

Any eco tourist planning a trip to Cameroon will not be disappointed with the wonderful array of flora and fauna that can be found. Cameroon is a beautiful country with many national parks worth visiting, however, today we are going to concentrate on Korup.

At over 120,000 square kilometres the Korup national park is regarded as one of the most stunning tropical forests in the world. Nature lovers will be astonished by the virtual plethora of amazing wildlife that calls Korup home.

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Ulu Temburong National Park

For eco tourists who enjoy a touch of adventure when they go travelling the Ulu Temburong National Park in Brunei is just the thing. Located in the Temburong district of Brunei the park covers an area of over 500 square kilometres and is only accessible by boat.

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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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Cano Crystales (Crystal River or the River of Five Colours) Colombia

A unique biological wonder, Ca?o Cristales has been referred as the "river of five colours," "the river that ran away from paradise," and "the most beautiful river in the world." For most of the year, Ca?o Cristales is indistinguishable from any other river - a bed of rocks covered in dull green mosses which are visible below a cool, clear current. However, for a brief period of time every year, the river blossoms in a vibrant explosion of colours.

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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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