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Jaguars & Wildlife of Brazil's Pantanal

A WWF Expedition to Brazil's Pantanal with Evan Freund, WWF's Freshwater Team Senior Director


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Please contact Karl Egloff at (202) 495-4119 or Karl.Egloff@wwfus.org for more information about our invitation-only journeys.

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Situated in the heart of South America, the Pantanal is the world's largest tropical wetland, covering 75,000 square miles, and is one of the most biologically-rich environments on the planet. It is a refuge for iconic wildlife, including the hyacinth macaw, the caiman, and giant river otters—creating an intricate food chain made up of the largest concentration of wildlife in the Americas. At the apex is the elegant and elusive jaguar. WWF and partners have worked in the Pantanal since 1998, helping to protect this extraordinary ecological system, so humans and nature can continue to thrive. Over the last several years, WWF supported a new transboundary sustainable development and conservation strategy in partnership with the governments of Bolivia, Brazil, and Paraguay that will protect this globally significant freshwater resource.

Join WWF's Evan Freund and local experts on a journey into the heart of our efforts as we visit the regions vital to the future of the Pantanal. This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity explores firsthand how WWF is working on-the-ground with communities, NGOs, governments, and the private sector to protect the iconic wildlife, habitat, and the people who call this extraordinary region home. On foot, by boat and in 4x4, we will venture into the verdant depths of the Pantanal.

Reservation Info/Trip Details
Dates: September 18–28, 2020

Group size: Limited to 8 guests

Cost: $11,895 per person (based on double occupancy)

Deposit: $500 per person (due at registration)

Airfare: $1,195 per person (for internal airfare)

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About Our Expert

Portrait of WWF expert, Evan Freund

Evan Freund is the Senior Director for Infrastructure and Large Initiatives on WWF's Freshwater Team. His role involves working closely with WWF's Finance, Climate, and Forest Teams to assess and create programs that aid in the sustainable development on the Pantanal through designing infrastructure and securing financial backing. Evan holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Middlebury College and Master's Degree in City Planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and, prior to joining WWF, spent most of his professional career focusing on water and energy issues in developing countries. From 2008 to 2014, Evan lived and worked in Mozambique, overseeing a portfolio of economic development and environmental management projects funded by the US Government’s Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC).


Please contact Karl Egloff at (202) 495-4119 or Karl.Egloff@wwfus.org for more information about our invitation-only journeys.