Six-mile walkway will give tourists bird’s eye view of Amazon rainforest

A British charity is building a pioneering science centre that will feature six miles of walkways – hoping to attract eco-tourists to the rainforest.

Tourists will be able to see spectacular views of the rainforest , and the science centre will be the research base for scientists from the Royal Botanic Gardens. The centre will also provide jobs for Brazilian tribes, according to the Sunday Times.

The impressive walkway project will be located in Roraima, a remote destination northeast of Brazil. It will be created by the same designers who built the London Eye and Kew Gardens treetop walk.

The walkway will help scientists study the canopy, whilst visitors will be able to enjoy a unique view from high above the jungle floor.

The two-year project is being co-ordinated by the Amazon Charitable Trust.

Robert Pasley-Tyler, a managing partner of the Amazon Charitable Trust, said of the project: ‘It will employ the local river tribe, giving them a way of making a living without destroying the forest, and also boost awareness around the world.

‘Visitors will also get to see the nearby pink dolphins and the giant otters before spending a relaxing day on a riverside beach.’