Ecotourism case study : Tataquara lodge

Tataquara lodge is an example of how ' ecotourism can benift the envoironement, the local enconmy and the lives of local people' 

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  • Tataquara lodge- ecotourism
    • location
      • an island on the Xingu river
        • Brazilian state of Para
          • Para is located in the Amazon rainforest
    • the lodge
      • has 15 rooms
      • activities
        • fishing
        • canoeing
        • wildlife viewing
        • forest walks
      • the surround forest is home to a rich variety of wildlife
        • many species of bat
        • and endangered species
          • harpy eagle
          • giant river otter
    • environmental benefits
      • lodge built from local materials
        • straw
          • all found on the ground so no deforestation
            • wood
        • wood
        • blend in with natural environment do not spoil the scenery
      • uses solar panels for electricity
        • does not waste fossil fuels
      • all food is sourced locally
        • fossil fuels aren't wasted on transport
    • economic benefits
      • lodge owned by cooperative of indigenous tribes
        • income goes straight to local economy
          • multipler effect
        • food sourced locally
          • more income created for locals
    • social benefits
      • creates jobs for locals
      • creates income for near by locals as they are invited to come and sell crafts and perform traditional songs and dances
        • also preserves culture
      • profits earn t from lodge are used to provide decent health care and education for thousands of people from local tribes
    • helps to create a sustainable area
      • profits earnt help locals
        • develops the area by increasing the quality of life
      • sustainable because it is a conservation so getting resources does not effect the envoirmenent


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