Lapa Rios Case Study

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What is Lapa Rios?
Lapa Rios is an ecolodge consisting of one main building and 14 private bungalows.
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Where is Lapa Rios?
It is located in Corcovado National Park, Costa Rica.
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What are some of the environmental benefits?
>Made of local materials >Minimal environmental impact - only one tree removed >Provides alternative employment (as opposed to logging) >Waste water recycled >Renewable solar energy used >Tree planting programme for future thatch-roof replacement
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What are some of the economic benefits?
>Minimises leakage - profits from tourism benefit the local community (for things like construction of a new school)
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What are some of the social benefits?
>50 local people employed >Visitors educated about importance of conservation on rainforest walks
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