Ecotourism Startup in Oxapampa Seeks to Inspire

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(Photo: El Comercio)

Eduardo de la Cadena’s high rainforest ecolodge represents the legacy of environmental responsibility for which he works to pass on to the next generation.

Oxapampa has made a unique identity for themselves as an environmentally friendly region of Peru: from sustainable logging projects in grade schools to positive pluricultural relations.

El Comercio reports that Eduardo de la Cadena works to continue Oxapampa’s legacy in the creation of a biological corridor more than 2,000 hectares (nearly 5,000 acres) long. The corridor is part of his Ulcamano Ecolodge project.

Starting out in Oxapampa as a volunteer forestry engineer, Eduardo de la Cadena eventually became director of the Yanachaga Chemillén National Park. Now he dedicates himself full-time to taking care of Ulcamano Ecolodge and the business demands that it requires.

Beyond promoting Oxapampa as a major ecotourism and scientific research destination in Peru, Eduardo seeks to inspire. He wishes to leave a legacy for his barely 8-month-old son; clean water and clear skies instead of the pursuit of financial wealth.

You can follow Ulcamano Ecolodge at their “blog (English version).

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Mike Dreckschmidt

Mike grew up and eventually attended university in Green Bay, Wisconsin. He graduated in Integrative Leadership Studies with an emphasis in Urban and Regional Planning and has been a part of planning projects in three different countries. Mike’s passion is reading; he devours both literature and nonfiction. His favorite author is Peru’s own Julio Ramón Ribeyro.

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