We pioneer experiential learning and educational tourism at Manu to support conservation and community projects in the Peruvian Amazon to create a better and safe future.
We believe that promoting biodiversity understanding and its conservation through visits, internships and educational tours is the most effective way to support large scale rainforest conservation and community empowerment. But unfortunately we face a major challenge.
Manu is the most biodiverse place on Earth, but it’s under threat. Poverty and population growth drive people to destroy the rainforest through logging, farming and mining as ways of providing for their families.
To save Manu, sustainability has to be a realistic choice for local communities. That is why Crees is working on the solution through conservation research, environmental education and sustainable livelihoods.
We believe that the local people of Manu must determine their own future. Our role is only to provide sustainable choices, so that they are empowered to drive social, economic and environmental change within their own communities.
By visiting Manu rainforest with Crees as a guest, intern, or tourist you become a key important part of the solution because you will be helping to support this vital conservation and community work to protect the Amazon rainforest and empower its people.
Owner and Founder
An American/British Anthropologist, Quinn has spent over 18 years working in Manu to find solutions to environmental degradation by working with scientists and community members to build a sustainable path to forest usage and management. He serves as the treasurer of the Latin American Travel Association and serves as an advisor for several charities working in education, conservation and health.
Juan Carlos Cárdenas
Crees Manu - General Manager
He has 28 years experience working in the Amazon Rainforest, specialising in eco-tourism since 1993. Juan Carlos was born in Cusco-Peru and has worked in many parts of the south america rainforests, from Tambopata National Reserve to Manu National Park.
Experiential Learning Field Coordinator
Biologist with experience in the production and taxonomy of fungi, active member of the CIPHAM research center at San Antonio Abad del Cusco University. JAckeline also has work experience as a field researcher and coordinator of experiential learning related to conservation issues in Crees.
Research field coordinator
Biologist from San Antonio Abad del Cusco University, member of Bat Conservation International with experience in research about bats and monitoring species in the rainforest. Interest in the conservation of species, as well as the protection of natural environments and education, focused on sustainable development.
Multimedia Programme Coordinator
Software programmer that worked in worldwide mapping projects for humanitarian purposes, and conservation passionate. He started very early his interest in photography and had the chance to begin at a time when digital cameras didn’t exist at all.
In 2016, he decided to volunteer for Crees for the first time. At the Manu Learning Center, fell in love with this place where he could make the most of his wildlife photography skills. Then he went back several times becoming part of the team!
Luz Marina Quispe.
Head of operations
Head of logistics
Tomás Chu Laureano
MLC Lodge Coordinator
Maria Teresa Condori