A&E Tours Tahuayo Lodge Receives Peru’s Highest National Environmental Award
Amazonia Expeditions (A&E Tours) Recognized by Peru’s Ministry of Environment with “Premio Nacional Ambiental Antonio Brack Egg” (PNA-ABE) Award
LIMA, Peru, Dec. 19, 2019 – Amazonia Expeditions’ Peruvian subsidiary, A&E Tours Tahuayo Lodge, received the highest national award for sustainable business. Peru’s Ministry of the Environment (MINAM) awarded the Antonio Brack Egg National Environmental Award (PNA-ABE) to A&E Tours, which was presented by Peruvian President Martín Vizcarra yesterday.
Amazonia Expeditions’ A&E Tours Tahuayo Lodge placed in the Natural Peru category of the PNA-ABE award under the Green Business category for their sustainable tourism experiences in the Amazon Rainforest. An evaluation committee made up of prominent professionals from the technical, academic, and scientific fields, as well as MINAM officials, selected the winners. This year A&E Tours Tahuayo Lodge was announced as winner in the category of “Bionegocios” for being the most environmentally conscious and socially responsible business in all of Peru.
Conservation and Study of the Environment
The beauty and diversity of the Amazon is a wonder to be treasured, and Amazonia Expeditions has taken many efforts over the years to support it. In addition to providing employment to the local community and teaching wildlife and ecological respect, Amazonia also helped to establish the ACRCTT (Area de Conservacion Regional Comunal Tamsahiyacu Tahuayo). This 1.1-million-acre reserve has some of the greatest biodiversity studied in the lowland Amazon rainforest and is a hub for travelers and researchers across the world to experience and support its inhabitants.
Supporting the Local Community
In partnership with the non-profit organization Angels of the Amazon, founded in 2007 by A&E Tours owner Dolly Beaver, Amazonia Expeditions supported building the finest rural health clinic in the upper Amazon basin, a high school, and provides scholarships for native children, while delivering sustainable initiatives that bring economic opportunity and stability to the area.
Promoting Scientific Inquiry
Through formal and informal learning, Amazonia Expeditions has made significant efforts to teach visitors about the mysteries of the rainforest. They accomplish this by hosting internship programs, school groups, interested visitors, and the community as well as supporting and conducting scientific investigations of plants, animals, and ecosystems around their lodges. The current project, led by on-staff scientists, includes the description of a new species of Saki monkey.
For more information or to schedule your adventure in the Amazon jungle, visit https://perujungle.com or call Paul Beaver at 813-471-8810.
About Amazonia Expeditions
Since 1981, Amazonia Expeditions has been delivering spectacular adventures into the upper Amazon basin as the area’s leading ecotourism operator. Whether you are a single traveler, family, group, or school join us in the Amazonian Tahuayo Reserve to hike, canoe, and zip line your way through the most biodiverse region yet studied. Your itinerary will be customized to your needs and interests by your highly trained private guide to deliver an unforgettable experience. More information at https://perujungle.com or call Paul Beaver at 813-471-8810.
About Angels of the Amazon
Founded in 2007 as a non-profit organization, the mission of the Angels of the Amazon (AoA) foundation is to provide economic, health, and education aid to the indigenous people living in the 12 communities in the Tahuayo River basin. More information at https://angelsoftheamazon.org.
About the Antonio Brack Egg Award
The Antonio Brack Egg National Environmental Award is the highest recognition that the Peruvian State grants to natural or legal persons that contribute to environmental protection, sustainable management of natural resources and environmental conservation, through practices that can be replicated.
I have taken high school students to this place 6 times. It remains my favorite (and the favorite of my students) wilderness excursion for so many reasons: (1) the staff are extremely knowledgeable, (2) the staff are the most welcoming and kind people I’ve encountered, (3) the daily trips into the jungle are fascinating and educational, (4) the food is always fantastic, (5) the rooms are always clean and comfortable, (6) we get a chance to meet the fascinating and wonderful natives of the area, and (7) many more things too numerous to list.
Several years ago my husband and I visited this fantastic jungle lodge. Every day our professional local knowledgeable guides provided interesting trips into the jungle. Swimming with the pink dolphins, high zip lines across the roof of the jungle, canoe and boat rides to see the diversity of vegetation and animal life are fond memories. As a former professor and teacher I was delighted to visit a local school and see the enthusiasm of the students.
The food was delicious. The staff was wonderful.
The Beaver family should be proud of their accomplishments. Paul and Dolly’s beautiful daughter was very young when we met her on a later tour in Peru. I hope she is following in her parent’s footsteps.
I most highly recommend a trip with this Company.