The protection and conservation of the Amazon rainforest is very important to us, we work responsibly with 3 nearby villages of the ecolodge, Ayacucho de Tipishca, San Juan de Yanayacu and Nuevo Junín, these villages belong to and actively participate with the conservation programs of the Communal Reserve Tamshiyacu – Tahuayo. To execute and meet this objective we have environmental and social agreements that benefit both the communities, wild animals and the forests of the Amazon.
We employ members of local communities to participate as local guides, boat drivers, waiters and guardian. We also organize fairs in the villages for the sale of handmade crafts with natural materials from the jungle manufactured by the association of artisan mothers, this greatly benefits the livelihood of all families economically.
Curassow Amazon Lodge is also committed to providing local communities with essential medications, emergency transportation, educational and health programs, partnering with the US non-profit organization The Nevada Building Hope Foundation.
As an ecotourism company, we are respectful and responsible with the environment, we are committed to helping in the conservation and protection of the natural resources of the area. The facilities and Bungalows are built with reforestable wood and renewable resources from the jungle, such as palm leaves and rapidly growing trees abundant in the area.
In addition to the experience and authenticity of the amazon jungle, we use renewable energy by solar panels to provide electricity and lighting during your stay at the Curassow Amazon Lodge.
We comply with health and cleaning protocols in our area:
- All our bathrooms and kitchen drain into septic tanks for treatment.
- We separate organic waste in the garbage to use it as fertilizer.
- Plastics, batteries and paper are taken to the recycling center in Iquitos.
- To wash our bedding (towels and sheets) we use biodegradable detergent.