The Amazon Yarapa River lodge begins 2008 with great expectations and continued growth. â€¦
Our biggest news is that we have significantly increased the size of the Yarapa River Reserve by approximately 15 more miles.Â This involved us purchasing the land from the Peruvian Government and then giving it to the villagers to manage in agreement with a conservation contract signed by all parties!Â The individual villages, energized with pride in regaining land in their name, now actively protect their property. Since the land exchange, several villages have seized illegal shipments of logs and have contacted government authorities to stop the loggers.Â We believe this is a gigantic step for the indigenous people, their land, and the environment.Â We are proud of the continued success of the reserve in 2007 and look forward to further expansion in 2008.
Our laboratory director, Dr. Eloy Rodriguez, continues to promote the Cornell University Esbaran field lab as a wonderful facility for high school field trips to major university research projects. We have had several university students visit throughout the year to work on a research project.
We have always been and will remain a top notch destination for your guests.Â We have remained the #1 lodge in the area on tripadvisor.com.Â Furthermore, we continue to get outstanding reviews in all the top guidebooks.Â Lastly, we have either won or have been nominated four years in a row as the â€œBest Resort in Peruâ€ by the World Travel Awards.Â