The British newspaper The Guardian has included Peru’s Inkaterra Group in its “The Green Travel List 2010,” which chooses international companies and institutions currently working on nature conservation programs in areas with high touristic value.
Inkaterra has been chosen this year along with other two companies (Steppes Discovery and Naturetrek) to be listed under the category “Wildlife,” due to the conservation work that has been performing since 35 years ago.
“Run by a local entrepreneur, Inkaterra showcases Peru’s incredible natural and cultural heritage and uses luxury ecotourism to preserve it. The focus of its work is in the protected cloud forest at Aguas Calientes outside Machu Picchu (whose gardens are home to one of the world’s largest collection of orchids) and at a private reserve (with 35 luxury thatched roof cabanas and a canopy treehouse) in the heart of the Amazon, which protects over 17,000 hectares of primary tropical forest from deforestation, locking in several million tonnes of carbon,” says the webpage greentraveller.co.uk
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