All of our lodges are located in road-less rainforests of the Tambopata National Reserve and adjacent buffer zones. These areas have been protected from hunting and logging for several years and it shows in the healthy populations of wildlife found in the rainforest habitats around our lodges. This results in guests having better chances at wildlife sightings and photo opportunities compared to forests that appear intact but have very few animals because of over-hunting. Unfortunately, this “empty forest syndrome” is a common occurrence in most areas of the Amazon situated near villages and farms because of unregulated hunting. Combine this with low density animal populations, and wildlife near people becomes subject to local extirpation all too often. The high numbers of monkeys and other wildlife in the forests around our lodges show what an intact Amazonian ecosystem should look like, especially at the Tambopata Research Center, one of the most remote ecolodges in the Amazon. Nor does it hurt to be situated in one of the most biodiverse areas on the planet!