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Gustavo Pinto

Gustavo Pinto

Gustavo is the founder of Inverted America Journeys.  He has worked as a consultant for the Brazilian Ministry of Tourism, for Mamirauá Institute for Sustainable Development and its award-winning Uakari Floating Lodge and, believe it or not, worked for the Organizing Committee for the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games as a Resident Center manager at the Olympic and Paralympic Village.  It was through those experiences that he realized that the smaller the scale, the more responsible and sustainable tourism tends to be for the local host community. At the same time, he is a Master's student in Responsible Tourism at Manchester Metropolitan University, in the United Kingdom. 

Eduardo Coelho Pousada Flutuante Uakari Floating LodgeThe link between conservation efforts and tourism in the Amazon became stronger after Rio Earth Summit in 1992. By then, the Mamirauá Institute for Sustainable Development was expanding its impact around a special floodplain forest area of the Amazon - more specifically the 1,124,000 hectares between the Amazon and Japurá Rivers that houses endemic species such as the White Uakari Monkey.

That area, later, with the work of the Institute, became the first Sustainable Development protected area in Brazil.

The researchers at Mamirauá always believed that the local communities (approximately 10,000 people), who occupied the area for generations, should be the main guardians of the land.

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