The Xixuaú Amazon Ecolodge is owned by CoopXixuaú, the Agro-Extractive Cooperative of Xixuaú. It was founded in 2009 with the aim of ensuring a sustainable life for its members, who are all natives, through the preservation and protection of the forest.
The CoopXixuaú manages the community ecotourism projects with a team of fully trained and competent local staff. They organize the reception of the visitors in Manaus and their transport to the Xixuaú village, and provide ongoing hospitality services. Ecotourism generates income for more than 50 people from 4 indigenous communities. Each member has a specific job and works with established shifts.
Ecotourism at Xixuaú is the result of combined efforts within the world of international non-profit. Since 2004, various socio-environmental organizations have supported the local population of Xixuaú in its fight against deforestation and for the conservation of the forest and its biodiversity.
International cooperation, with the help of Trentino Insieme association enabled the construction of the Ecolodge and the purchase of the Ariranha and Certeza boats.
Amazônia Onlus has been the driving force for the development of the cooperative and staff training. On a daily basis, the association collaborates with CoopXixuaú by facilitating communication between locals and tourists, as well as providing cultural mediation and translation during their stay.
Amazon Charitable Trust supports Xixuaú in setting up a scientific research centre to benefit and involve all the native communities in the region.
Fundação Vitoria Amazônica supports the cooperative in its path of bolstering the production and trading chains of the Brazilian nut and natural fibres.