After 15 years of leading ecotourism, we are proud to announce that we met for the second consecutive year with the Rainforest Alliance verification. The standard Rainforest Alliance verification is approved by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council, and is aligned with the Global Sustainable Tourism Criteria, a set of strict indicators in the business,
social, cultural and environmental issues.
This achievement certainly supports the strong commitment Yacutinga maintains with the environment, with the team that gives its unique identity, and with the community in general. Also, this year, our sustainability performance reached the level of excellence, which is the highest rating given by the Rainforest Alliance.
Yacutinga Lodge is not a simple eco tourist establishment; it is an environmental project with a strong social imprint, defender of one of the last remnants of Atlantic Forest in excellent conditions, administered under private ownership.
We are the first jungle ecolodge of Argentina, located on the Upper Iguazú River, just 65 kilometers from the famous Iguazu Falls. Yacutinga was created especially for nature lovers who want to expand the traditional visit to the Iguazu Falls in a different way.
Rainforest Alliance is an international non-governmental organization that works to conserve biodiversity and ensure sustainable livelihoods. Its label is internationally recognized as a symbol of environmental, social and economic sustainability. Verifying and certifying agricultural products, tourism, forestry and forest carbon.
More information: www.rainforest-alliance.org
The clarity and forcefulness that provides regulations “Wildlife Conservation” and “Conservation and Sustainable Use of Biological Diversity” and its components may not be enough for a successful implementation in the Province of Misiones.
Happens that cases of illegal animal and plant predation are a constant in both public and private nature reserves is a situation that allows affirming that without any fear of incurring excess, we are facing an unfortunate scenario of permanent and unpunished attacks on biodiversity.
It is an unbroken predation, sometimes directed at wildlife like much of the native flora; manifested in numerous acts of looting nature throughout various natural shelters located within the provincial boundaries, marked by a failure of control and a lack of treatment integrated to the problem.
As we have mentioned, violence against children is part of a reality though it is a sometimes-silent scourge against humanity. In this context, if we talk about sexual abuse, sexual violence or sexual exploitation for commercial purposes, these are harmful criminal practices for the dignity and fundamental rights of children.
The First World Congress against Sexual Exploitation of Children (Stockholm, 1996) defined sexual exploiter as a person “who benefits unfairly from some imbalance of power between himself and a person under 18 years, with the intention of exploiting sexually that person, whether for profit or for personal pleasure. ”
Violence against children happens everywhere in the world and comes in many ways; sexual exploitation of children is one of them, and the most outrageous.
In fulfilling our responsibilities and ethical commitment, we engage in the protection of fundamental human rights and fully condemn the sexual exploitation of children and adolescents in travel and tourism. Thus, we have adhered to the Code of Conduct for the Protection from Sexual Exploitation of Children and Adolescents in Travel and Tourism, to contribute concretely to the prevention of this crime.