Lima, PERU – Peru’s visionary leader in sustainable tourism, Rainforest Expeditions, announces that through the work of Posadas Amazonas, one of its three eco lodges in the Peruvian rainforest, it has been accepted into the Zeitz Foundation Long Run Alliance.
The announcement was made by Dr. Anne-Kathrin Zschiegner, Long Run Initiative Coordinator, Zeitz Foundation that promotes an innovative approach to sustainable ecosystem management which aims to achieve sustainability through a balance of conservation, community, culture and commerce (the 4Cs). The organization has headquarters in Kenya.
The Long Run initiative provides trustworthy places on earth in which new technologies and approaches can be pioneered. The Zeitz Foundation works in all four corners of the globe with Long Run Supporters, Long Run Alliance Members and Long Run Destinations. These are enterprises around the world that work towards environmental sustainability while fostering community development and cultural stewardship. With membership come interface opportunities with like-minded groups as well as marketing and branding opportunities.
Posada Amazonas is now in a community of several international environments currently targeted for special interest by the foundation.
“To be part of this exclusive community is exciting and challenging,” said Rainforest Expeditions founder, Kurt Holle.
Posada Amazonas is owned by and located within a communal reserve of the indigenous Ese’eja of Infierno who manage it in partnership with Rainforest Expeditions. Some 170 native and ribereño (second or third generation settlers) families work and profit from this 30-room (each with private bath) lodge, wellness and holistic center for massage and aromatherapy, and dining. A common area includes (a hammock lounge, a meeting room and a bar) A 30-meter scaffolding Canopy Tower offers views of the vast expanses of standing forest and Tambopata River. Resident are toucan, parrot and macaw; hoatzin, caiman and horned screamer. From a catamaran on Lake Tres are sightings of a family of Giant River Otters. Activities include walking an ethno botanical trail, visiting a working vegetable farm, community visits, kayaking and mountain biking.