Our actions and partnerships

Our program is characterized by the results achieved for the benefit of the community and care of the environment thanks to our partnerships with various organizations. The program is based on three areas of sustainable action; environment, community, and innovation.

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Carbon Neutrality

As for the environmental action, one of our main priorities is to be a carbon-neutral property, through consulting and alliance with SICMA Ecuador, we started this process in 2023, to preserve the heart of the Amazon Rainforest.

TripAdvisor Certificate

La Selva Eco-Lodge & Retreat has received the prestigious Trip Advisor title: the Gold Green Leader in recognition of our unwavering commitment to sustainable practices and exceptional guest experiences.

This esteemed accolade highlights our dedication to nature conservation and meaningful community engagement, acknowledged and appreciated by travelers from all corners of the globe who look for a sustainable vacation.

Current Memberships

Also, we are active members of The International Ecotourism Society (TIES), a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting and supporting ecotourism. Founded in 1990, TIES has been at the forefront of developing ecotourism guidelines, standards, and best practices. 

Their mission aligns closely with our commitment to sustainable tourism, conservation, and the well-being of local communities. These recognitions and affiliations demonstrate our unwavering commitment to sustainability, as acknowledged by renowned organizations in the industry.

Our people growth

Collaborating with our people in community action is our daily work. Currently, we contribute to community development initiatives for the children of the surrounding communities and mainland Ecuador.

We have partnered with UNICEF Ecuador to fight against chronic child malnutrition and mitigate the consequences of this disease in the future.

Pack for a Purpose, another organization in charge of promoting access to education for children, is our ally in bringing school supplies to the school next to our lodge and thus, we contribute to the bright future of the children.

Own Initiatives

At La Selva through the Mandi Forest and Mandi Wasi Projects, we empower Pilche Community. These initiatives provide authentic rainforest tours and cultural experiences, driven by local youth and women, respectively. Your stay fosters gender equality and community development in the Amazon.

Moved by the sight of local children heading to school without proper footwear, we donated 75 pairs of rubber boots for their safety. We’ve also equipped the school with computers and a printer to enhance educational opportunities, reflecting our commitment to investing in the community’s future through knowledge and innovation.

Through innovative practices at the lodge, we have achieved significant savings. Advanced battery systems were implemented and we have reduced diesel consumption by 3,150 gallons per year and reduced the use of generators from 24 to 17 hours per day.

These measures significantly reduce tons of CO2 emissions and improve environmental quality for both our guests, community and wildlife. The savings from these initiatives are reinvested in community projects, ensuring a sustainable and prosperous future for all.

How guests benefit from a sustainable lodge?

Eco-Friendly and Conservation Support: Your stay at La Selva funds conservation projects and supports local communities while ensuring minimal environmental impact.

Community Empowerment: The lodge boosts the local economy through education, health, and jobs, prioritizing local hiring and sourcing.

Sustainable Nature Experience: Enjoy the Amazon’s beauty knowing your visit helps preserve the rainforest for the future.

Eco-Conscious Dining: Savor meals made from fresh, local ingredients, supporting farmers and reducing environmental impact.

Low-Impact Adventures: Participate in activities designed to respect and protect nature, offering a meaningful connection to the environment.

Greener Future Commitment: Your visit helps create a sustainable future, preserving the Amazon’s biodiversity for generations to come.

Areas of Action

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Environment

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Community

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Innovation

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