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The German photographer Stefano Paterna visited our Ecolodge recently to add to his South American wildlife portfolio, and later spoke enthusiastically about his time in Tambopata National Reserve. “After having visited now Manu National Park, Tambopata National Reserve and Pacaya-Samiria National Park, I can honestly say that I liked Tambopata National Reserve and especially Tambopata Ecolodge the most”, said the Cologne-based photographer following his stay at the Ecolodge.
Tambopata Ecolodge has won official recognition as a Private Conservation Area (ACP). The company obtained the certification from the Peruvian state for the protection of 1065 hectares of virgin tropical forest. The government resolution was published in the newspaper of record El Peruano on October 25th, and the certificate will be presented in a public ceremony.
Article 28 of the Political Constitution of Peru establishes the state’s obligation to promote the conservation of the nation’s biological diversity, and with this new resolution the future of the fauna and flora sheltered by the lands owned by Tambopata Ecolodge is assured.
According to Peruvian law, a Private Conservation Area enjoys the same rights as a State-Protected Natural Area: in exchange for strict compliance with conservation measures by the Ecolodge, the Peruvian state will guarantee the legal protection of its lands against any invasive action and/or the illicit exploitation of the flora and fauna those lands are home to.
Last week a jaguar was spotted by our groups over a two-day period, on the banks of the Tambopata River, just one kilometer from the Ecolodge. You can see a video of a jaguar sighting, filmed by one of our guides, here. And you can read more about the Tambopata National Reserve’s jaguars here.
During the month of October, our guides and groups enjoyed several anaconda sightings. On one particularly memorable occasion, four anacondas were spotted at Lake Sachavacayoc (see our itineraries) as unusually dry weather in the rainforest caused water levels to fall dramatically. You can read more about Tambopata National Reserve’s anacondas here.