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Yachana Eco Lodge

How much protected forest is at Yachana?

1200 hectares

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What other features does the Eco lodge have?

1000s of species and a range of eco activities

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Where is it?

Ecuador - Amazon rainforest. Tributary of Napo River.

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Why might people visit?

See indigenous people.
Variety of wildlife.
Nice views/rare scenery.

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What can you do there?

Rainforest hiking.
Bird watching.
Swimming in Napo River.
Traditional Mokaua pottery making.
Participate in ceremonies.
Visit local villages/biological research centres.

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How does the lodge help the environment?

Better protected and trees not cut. Small scale means less pollutants and resources used. Levels of co2 controlled and renewables and recycling help.

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Why are trees no longer cut down?

Economic asset

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What can people now afford thanks to ecotourism?

Luxuries like TVs

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How does ecotourism help the locals?

Extra money generated is spent on healthcare and education, increasing life expectancy and literacy levels. More money reduces need to migrate to cities for work. Leads to wider range of ages amongst people in Amazon.