Rainforest Conservation in the Ecuadorian Amazon
La Selva Lodge is a Leader in Amazon Ecotourism
The Ecuadorian Amazon is a healthy ecosystem, but it is in constant threat from outside forces. Deforestation, logging, pollution and oil operations are just some of the threats faced by the equatorial rainforest. Therefore, at La Selva Amazon Ecolodge, we do our part to keep our beloved rainforest pristine. We are committed to the conservation of our rainforest home and the wellbeing of our neighbors as well.
Our Commitment to Conservation
- La Selva Lodge does not use air conditioners, which uses a great deal of gas to power the electric generators. Instead, we use a combination of fans and airy well-ventilated rooms to keep our guests cool.
- Our cabins are constructed of fast-growing bamboo from a local plantation. This is a plentiful, renewable resource which also provides jobs for the local community.
- Uneaten food and other such wastes are composted and used to fertilize our well-maintained gardens.
- Waste water is filtered and cleaned before being returned to the environment.
- Whenever possible, we prepare meals with locally grown ingredients, benefiting the communities that produce them.
- Our lodge provides work for many members of the local community: this decreases their need to hunt, fish and cut down trees to make a living, resulting in more existence of wildlife and a healthier jungle.
- Guests are asked to re-use towels and bed linens so that these are not washed more than absolutely necessary.
- Our Junior Naturalist Program for kids stresses eco-friendly activities like paddling the canoes by hand (as opposed to using a gas motor), cleaning up litter and interacting with the local communities to make the rainforest better for everyone.