In the middle of the Amazon Rainforest, within the Yasuní National Park, there is a place where tourism mixes with the most beautiful songs of nature and the ancient culture of the Amazon people. The Yasuní National Park is home to a biodiversity of more than 600 species of birds, 173 species of mammals, 83 reptile species, more than 100 species of amphibians, 382 fish species and more than 100,000 of insect species, that have been counted so far.
Napo Wildlife Center is an ecological complex built with traditional Kichwa architecture, owned and managed by the Añangu Indigenous Community. This exclusive place has 20 private cabins, where 12 are standard and 8 are luxury suites. The cabins are decorated with local art and all have private bathrooms with hot water, are fully equipped with ventilation, electricity, safe box, mosquito net and a balcony with hammock, featuring the most incredible views of the jungle and the Añangu lagoon.
The Napo Wildlife Center is a good example of an ecotourism project. The community has invested in a unique environmental system, probably the most advanced in the Amazon. All wastewater is processed to keep the wetlands clean. Energy is generated by solar panels, industrial batteries and silent generators, which is an efficient system with minimal impact in the environment.
All this Community effort has been widely recognized internationally, as gains are reinvested in projects like the local school, the Health Center, alternative electricity generation, housing and others. The main benefit for the Community, is the creation of direct jobs for Añangu people and from members of near communities, who can find alternatives to working in petroleum or logging companies.