Living Sustainably is our commitment
“Why are you in this business?” I am often asked, and my reply is always the same: “I chose this work because I love nature.”
– Raul Arias de Para
In order to make our actions consistent with our love of nature, we must do all we can to protect the global ecosystem and ensure that we provide sustainable tourism. We do this by examining all aspects of the Canopy Family business (and in our personal lives) and determine which areas can be done in a more sustainable fashion. I have seen how difficult it is to put these practices to work in an often wasteful culture and know first-hand that progress can be slow. Fortunately, I have an opportunity to voice the importance of living sustainably on a national scale by being Vice President of ANCON, the oldest and most important conservation organization in Panama; President of Fundacion AVIFAUNA, Creator and Operator of the Panama Rainforest Discovery Center on Pipeline Road; and Board Member of ADESVA, a local conservation and community organization in El Valle de Anton.
At the Canopy Family lodges, here are some of the things we do to “walk our talk” and promote sustainable tourism: