The Crucial Role of Sustainable Travel in Preserving the Amazon Rainforest

The Amazon Rainforest, often referred to as the “heart of the Earth,” is a vital ecosystem that plays a critical role in maintaining global climate stability and supporting a vast array of biodiversity. However, this invaluable natural treasure is facing unprecedented threats due to deforestation, illegal logging and unsustainable practices. In this context, sustainable travel […]

What’s the weather like in Xixuaù?

  The weather is typically equatorial: a mid-temperature around 25 degrees all year long, but it can rise well above 30 degrees. The temperature barely changes because we are at the Equator. The time the sun rises and sets doesn’t change often, but the water level in rivers can change a lot, with the level […]

Where do the natives live?

  The typical dwelling of the inhabitants of the Amazon is the palafitte, called Maloca in the native language: a hut in wooden boards, with the roof of leaves positioned close to each other to create an almost waterproof cover.   A light, spacious structure – the families are often very numerous! – and particularly suited to […]

Animals and everyday life in the forest

  In the Amazon, biodiversity is high and the natives have learnt to live with the plethora of animal species that dwell in the forest, so much so that they’re now used to amazing close encounters. Insects are habitual guests in native households! Stick insects, butterflies and mantises are frequently found in the house – […]

Everyday life at Xixuaú

Many of you ask us what the daily activities of the inhabitants of the Amazon are, in particular what tasks are performed by the men and women of the villages of the RESEX Lower Rio Branco Jauaperi. In a such complex context, the main job for everyone is survival: men must hunt for food and […]

Towards reopening!

Due to the pandemic, our ecolodge is not operating at the moment but nonetheless we keep up with maintenance! The Jauaperi National Park has been closed to visitors since March 2020, but Mother Earth does not stop working: our ecolodge is located right in the heart of the Amazon Forest, where nature is mighty and expansive, therefore […]

The heart of the world

Why do we talk about the Amazon Forest as the heart of the world rather than its lungs? The Amazon forest is not a big source of oxygen since the trees consume almost all of it through photosynthesis. Therefore, experts suggest that it is incorrect to describe the Amazon forest as the Lungs of the World.However, […]

Ecotourism is the answer

Jul 17, 2019 by Red E Category: Amazonia, News 0 comments Tags: community, ecotourism, rainforest

Media refer to overtourism, as if it came from the concept of travel (even if it is just a small part of it). But it’s not true. Overtourism is totally unsustainable  and we should take care of it.  Unfortunately, policy responses are, sometimes, as inconsidered as the problem they are meant to solve. Overtourism does […]

How did we start fishing?

Jul 15, 2019 by Red E Category: News 0 comments Tags: Foresta, rainforest

The answer is apparently in our “hairy” ancestors. Millions of years ago, they started to explore underwater to catch small fishes and crustaceans. According to a research carried on observing chimps and published on the Journal of Human Evolution, these animals were looking for a more equilibrated diet in order to grow and to enhance brain […]