April 5, 2018 – Amazonia Expeditions announced today that Amazonia Expeditions Tahuayo Lodge and Amazonia Expeditions Amazon Research Center Lodge have been successfully audited by the Rainforest Alliance against its Sustainable Tourism – GSTC recognized – standard and has earned the right to use the language – Rainforest Alliance Certified Lodge and The Rainforest Alliance Certified™ seal for both Lodges and its Amazonia Expeditions Tour Operator.
“We want to do our part to make the world a better place. That commitment resonates with our team and our guests. We are proud to be the only lodges in the upper Amazon basin out of Iquitos, Peru to achieve this certification,” said Dr. Paul Beaver, Owner of Amazonia Expeditions. “We are grateful for the acknowledgement of the many years of effort we have invested in a sustainable tourism business which helps to protect this vital treasure from commercial resource exploitation and deforestation.”
Tahuayo Lodge and the Amazon Research Center Peru Lodge, located near Iquitos, Peru, are the only tourism lodges with access to the expansive Tamshiyacu – Tahuayo Regional Conservation Area. Ongoing scientific research supported by Amazonia Expeditions is directed to conservation management of the reserve’s biodiversity as well as the introduction of sustainable economic practices among the indigenous communities in partnership with Angels of the Amazon.
“Angels of the Amazon is proud of our ongoing work to support the health, education and economic opportunities for the natives of the region,” said Dolly Beaver, Director of Angels of the Amazon. “Because Amazonia Expeditions covers all of our core operating costs, we are able to direct 100% of donations directly to supporting our mission. The Rainforest Alliance sustainable tourism certification recognizes the impact of our efforts.”
The Rainforest Alliance is an international nonprofit organization with over 30 years’ experience in the development and promotion of sustainable standards. The sustainable tourism standard is aimed to conserve biodiversity, natural resources and promote the well-being of workers, their families and their communities.