Tataquarta Lodge - ecotourism

Tataquarta lodge case study

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  • Created by: Kelleigh
  • Created on: 08-06-12 15:30

Tataquarta Lodge - ecotourism - background

Situated on an island in the Xingu river in the Braziliam state of Para

It is owned by a cooperative of 6 local tribes

The lodge has 15 rooms and offers fishing, canoeing, wildlife viewing and forest walks

The surrounding area is home to a rich variety of wildlife, many species of birds, bats and some endangered species such as the harpy eagle and the giant river otter.

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Tataquarta Lodge - ecotourism - benefits

Economic benefits

  • It is owned by a cooperative of local people instead of big companies so the money goes straight to the local economy
  • More money goes into the economy as it uses local food

Environmental benfits:

  • It is built from local materials like straw and weed from the ground
  • It didn't have to chop down any trees
  • The bulding blend in with its natural environments
  • It uses solar energy to power the lights
  • Food is locally produced so less fossil fuels are needed (importing food)
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Tataquarta Lodge - ecotourism - benefits

Local benefits

  • It creates jobs
  • Nearby villages are encouraged to visit to sell crafts and perform traditional songs and dances which helps to preserve culture
  • Profits earned are used for healthcare and education for people in the local tribes
  • The lodge is owned by a cooperative of local tribes
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Tataquarta Lodge - ecotourism - sustainable?

How it helps sustainable development

  • Profits used for healthcare and education helping to increase their quality of life
  • The development is sustainable because the money is generated without harm to the environment and resources are not used up
  • Also the local people don't have to find other employment that could damage the environment, e.g. logging.
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