2020: Celebrating a New Generation of Taricaya Turtles

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Join us to the 3rd Annual Taricaya Turtles release at Treehouse Lodge

The new year will begin with a special event: the release of a new generation of baby Taricaya Turtles into their habitat in Iquitos, Peru!

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As an Eco-Friendly hotel, Treehouse Lodge proudly supports the Turtle Preservation Project in Peru. Taricaya turtles were in abundance along the Amazon but due to development and logging their population has declined. 2020 it’s going to be the 3rd year that we are supporting this great project, as a combined effort to help preserve the Taricaya and their place in the Amazonian ecosystem.

These Taricaya turtles are found in tributaries and large lakes of South America’s Amazon Basin. Their average life span is 60 to 70 years. They can grow up to 45 cm long and weigh up to 8 kg. Taricaya can be recognized by a black or brown oval carapace with low keels on the second and third scutes.

 

Due to illegal egg poaching, these tiny turtles have become an endangered species. The involvement in wildlife conservation is an important part of our vision and allows us to safeguard the environment. With guidance from the Treehouse Lodge team, all of our guests in the two first weeks of January will have the opportunity to participate directly in this important wildlife conservation project.

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(From January 1st to 15th)

 Don’t lose the chance to enjoy all of our Amazon river excursions included in the experience of staying at Treehouse Lodge.

Join us in January to release a baby turtle. We look forward to helping to nurture the next generation of Taricaya babies!