Ecotourism Startup in Oxapampa Seeks to Inspire

(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).



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.