An ecotourism partnership in the Peruvian Amazon: the case of Posada Amazonas.
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This chapter describes an ecotourism partnership by using the case of Posada Amazonas in Peru. It is established that the true integration of conservation and development through ecotourism has been a challenging and time-consuming process. Posada Amazonas has also benefited from certain advantages at the outset. As the end of the 20-year contract nears, Posada Amazonas stands at a crossroads: a savvier set of community partners who yearn for its independence yet still lack vital expertise, and a business partner that hopes to continue to earn profits while also fulfilling its commitment to integrated conservation and development.