An ecotourism partnership in the Peruvian Amazon: the case of Posada Amazonas. Chapter uri icon


  • 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.

author list (cited authors)

  • Gordillo Jordan, J. F., Hunt, C., & Stronza, A.

citation count

  • 10

complete list of authors

  • Gordillo Jordan, JF||Hunt, C||Stronza, A

editor list (cited editors)

  • Stronza, A., & Durham, W. H.

Book Title

  • Ecotourism and conservation in the Americas

publication date

  • January 2008