La Selva has become a private reserve, and thanks to the agreements that have been signed with the community of Pilchi, hunting, fishing, and the cutting down of trees has been greatly reduced. We work closely with the people from the local community for management and guidance purposes. We are currently in the process of constructing a motorized canoe with new engines for the community, as well as helping the local community building and running their own eco-lodge located on the lake Mandicocha. In addition, La Selva has an agreement with the Pilchi community to pay them a monthly wage while also helping to build them a school, helping to construct sanitary facilities, as well as other health care and transportation projects. Through our non-profit foundation, Fundación Bolivar Education, we send volunteers to help out in various conservation projects in the local communities.
From its beginnings 25 years ago, La Selva has embarked on a journey of outreach and community service to Pilchi and other communities along the Napo River, as well as projects that directly aid the planet in the true spirit of ecotourism.
In addition, the new cabins have been constructed with fast growing bamboo from plantations.
In an effort to conserve the authentic Amazon experience and for ecological reasons, please note that there is no air conditioning in the rooms at La Selva. However, for your convenience and comfort there are fans for use 24 hours a day, and after a short period you will be surprised at how quickly your body will adapt to the change of climate. The open design of the rooms allows you to listen and enjoy the sounds of the jungle, while maintaining an genuine jungle experience in maximum comfort.