In our remote corner of southeastern Peru’s Amazon basin, at Tambopata Ecolodge we remain alert to the health crisis being experienced across the world, while continuing our private conservation initiative and awaiting the return of Peruvian and international travelers keen to experience the peace and tranquility offered by this unspoiled wilderness.
At Tambopata Ecolodge, for the past 29 years we have been working to conserve and protect the area of tropical forest which the Peruvian government now recognizes as the largest private conservation area in its category, anywhere in Peru.
Here in Peru, the official state of emergency we are experiencing now was introduced in mid-March, as soon as the danger posed by the new coronavirus became apparent. At the Ecolodge, we fully support the timely measures introduced by our nation’s government almost three weeks ago to contain the Covid-19 coronavirus that continues to devastate lives and economies across many parts of the globe.
The measures we are currently living under throughout Peru mean that until the global health crisis is brought under control, there will be no international flights to or from Peru, and in our cities, towns and villages we will continue to respect the government directives that limit our freedom of movement so that the spread of the coronavirus can be effectively contained. Thanks to these prompt measures, we remain confident that here in Peru our way of life will return to normal in the coming weeks or months.
Meanwhile, here at Tambopata Ecolodge we will continue preparing for the day when we will welcome back our guests once more. As we reported less than eighteen months ago, the health of the forest ecosystems we are working to protect for this and future generations has never been better. Over recent years, jaguars have been returning in growing numbers to our forests and those of the Tambopata National Reserve where we operate many of our jungle itineraries, attracted by the success of conservation work which has seen the animals that jaguars depend upon thriving in ecosystems where we have helped oversee a remarkable recovery.
At our jungle lodge, we remain fully committed to the ecotourism model we have developed over the past three decades, and we will be ready to welcome back travelers from all over the world just as soon as their lives have returned to normal.