Explore the wonders of the world's largest rain forest on a voyage aboard a brand-new riverboat.
From the sky, the Amazon looks like a lush, green blanket stretching as far as the eye can see, with silver ribbons snaking across it. But on the ground, the world’s largest rain forest and its rivers comprise a complex realm where even the teeniest insect, seemingly invasive vine and inhibited bird all serve important roles.
- Cruise aboard a brand-new riverboat that accommodates just 30 guests.
- Travel with naturalist guides who grew up in the Amazon as well as WWF expert Eric Swanson.
- Take daily outings by small boats to observe birds, primates, sloths, dolphins and other animals.
- Go ashore and interact with the ribereño people living in riverside villages.
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Managing Director, Conservation Finance and Strategies
Brilliant minds are brainstorming solutions for the planet’s most pressing problems. But, let’s face it: Those efforts take money.
That’s where Eric Swanson and his team come in.
His Strategies and Measures team helps WWF's highest priority programs, including the Amazon, determine their top strategies and track results. Swanson’s Conservation Finance team develops long-term sustainable financing for these programs. These strategies range from carbon finance and water funds to debt swaps and other market-based mechanisms. Over the last 25 years his team has raised, on average, $40 million annually.
Eric is a wildlife biologist by trade with an MBA and finance background. He has served on a number of boards of directors, and outside of work enjoys kayaking and backpacking.