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The Wenhai Cooperative
Wenhai Cooperative is made up of 56
households from Upper Wenhai village who have invested in the Wenhai
Ecolodge. Each household has purchased shares and contributed
start-up financing through a loan to the Ecolodge. Cooperative members
provide all staffing and management.
This unique community-owned Cooperative:
- Provides income through direct employment and annual dividends to cooperative members
- Contributes 10% of profits to a conservation and community development fund that supports projects around Wenhai Lake
- Enables neighboring villages to learn about alternative energy options for their households
- Creates an incentive for local people to protect their natural resources and cultural heritage
- Keeps the development and management of tourism in the hands of the local community
to all tourist and tour operator codes
of conduct for the Lashihai-Wenhai Watershed
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This web site is a project of the
Northwest Yunnan Ecotourism Association and has been developed to introduce you to unique ecotourism
opportunities around Lijiang and beyond. By developing and promoting ecotourism in Northwest Yunnan, our
goal is to support environmental protection, preserve the areas diverse
cultural heritage and contribute to community development. Read more about this project.
Northwest Yunnan Ecotourism Association