CAPI’S AMAZON RIVER STATION – Advantage’s Conservation Project
In the heart of the Ecuadorian Amazon there is a fascinating, unique living treasure. The rainforest is a paradise of ecosystems that harmonically interact to maintain the natural balance of the environment. However, this habitat is threatened by logging, poachers and oil industries. Their actions and constant exploitation have endangered many species to the point of extinction.
Throughout the years, humans have consumed earth’s natural resources with serious long-term consequences that affect the entire biosphere. Paradoxically, conservation requires social consciousness and a significant amount of human efforts in order to change industry’s patterns and save Amazon’s endangered species.
Ecuador has little funding available for research, education, and conservation management. This represents an important challenge for self-sustaining projects and it is the reason why Advantage Travel is taking the initiative to fund a project that aims to revert the negative effects of invasive industries in the Ecuadorian Amazon basin. Our Capi´s Amazon River Station (CARS) will stand for the conservation of species such as the manatees, pink river dolphins and river turtles that are also called charapas. Our strong commitment to nature resulted in the creation of these three non for profit programs. Our project’s goal is not only to bring together international societies, scientists, world travelers and volunteers but also, and more importantly, people who live in nearby settlements and who ultimately make the difference in this quest.