Conservation and Sustainability

Inkaterra’s Bio-Orchard: Top Plants

Deep in the heart of the Amazon rainforest of Southern Peru – where trees tower, vines tangle and insects thrive – plants have long been cultivated for their medicinal qualities. Now, at Inkaterra Guides Field Station, our Bio-Orchard is used to research a range of plants known for their medicinal qualities, keeping alive ancestral knowledge […]

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Inkaterra celebrates: International Save Bears Day

Back in 2001, we opened the doors to our Andean Bear Sanctuary – a haven of safety in the mystical Andean Cloud Forest. The number of Andean Spectacled Bears in the wild is rapidly decreasing, and the furry-faced species has been identified by IUCN as having a vulnerable conservation status. The pioneering conservation programme, which takes residence […]

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The Mother of the Rainforest – The Swamp

The Amazon basin; a tangle of rivers, lakes and labyrinth of winding jungle trails, home to 20% of the water on the planet. In fact, in the Peruvian Amazon, which represents more than 60% of its territory, it’s estimated that there are more than 19.77 million acres (8 million hectares) occupied by wetlands, or large […]

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Inkaterra Celebrates World Sustainable Tourism Day

The 27th of September marked World Sustainable Tourism Day, an annual commemoration that highlights the contribution the tourism industry can make in reaching the Sustainable Development Goals. Sustainability is the key ethos behind the Inkaterra brand and so we celebrated World Tourism Day in true Inkaterra style, deep in the Amazon Rainforest at Inkaterra Hacienda Concepción. On the […]

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Conservation at Home | Help save the rainforest

Did you know, 814 bird species have been registered within the grounds of Inkaterra Hotels and areas of influence? That’s equivalent to 93% of Costa Rica’s total bird diversity! But, here in the Peruvian Amazon, deforestation is rife, and Inkaterra are working hard to conserve the habitat of native birds through various sustainability projects. Fancy […]

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Sustainable tourism in the Millennial era

68% of global travellers were likely to choose an accommodation if they knew it was eco-friendly…And among those who didn’t plan on a stay in a sustainable accommodation, 39% said it was because they didn’t know sustainable accommodations exist – Booking.com survey on Sustainable Travel As we become increasingly aware of the long-term effects we have on […]

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Lake Valencia Long House Maloca

Here at Inkaterra, eco-friendliness and sustainability are ingrained in everything we do; from rehabilitating endangered animals, to crafting conservation corridors to ensure the safe migration of native species. This month, we’ve been working with a community on Lake Valencia, about five hours from Alto Madre de Dios in the Amazon rainforest, helping to educate them […]

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Sustainable landscape corridors in the Amazon presented to local authorities

This month, Inkaterra’s founder José Koechlin joined a key meeting with officials and scientists to discuss the crisis in the Madre de Dios region and to present a solution to the local authorities– the implementation of sustainable corridors. The Madre de Dios region is one of the world’s most beautiful and bio diverse landscapes. But […]

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Conservation Corridors

For more than 40 years, Inkaterra has worked towards education, protection and sustainable development of the flora, fauna and local cultures of Peru. From research into Cabo Blanco‘s marine ecosystem, to recording the world’s largest collection of native orchid species in their natural habitat (372), Inkaterra has dedicated the past four decades to conservation around […]

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