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Bad Day for Ecolodges

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It’s a bad day for ecolodges.

Breaking news from the Global Ecotourism Network regarding closures of Ariaú Amazon Tower in Brazil and Huaorani Ecolodge in Ecuador. We will be posting updates and explainers for each.

Abandoned should be the theme parks near radioactive sites, not the eco-minded, community-minded lodges in the wilderness. But here we are in 2016 when many of the early adoptions of ecotourism are now maturing in their 20s and 30s. Some are working, some are not.


  • What are the histories of Ariaú Amazon Tower and Huaorani Ecolodge?
  • What failed?
  • What’s it like to run an ecolodge?
  • In regional contexts, what should be known about visiting parks and wilderness in your country?

Elsewhere on the Web
Abandonado, Ariaú Amazon Tower vive ‘fim’ entre brigas judiciais de herdeiros e dívidas
Chinese oil company causes close of Ecuadorian community tourism program

Kudos: HT Ariane Janér and Irene Lane for posts in Global Ecotourism Network

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