Ecotourism service groups in four villages create employment opportunities for local people. All of the ecotourism sites, trails and infrastructure were developed and are co-managed by people from these ecotourism villages in cooperation with the NEPL NPA. Most of the service group members are former hunters, today being involved in tourism activities as guides, porters, and boatmen. Additionally women service groups are developed providing handicraft, cooking and cleaning services. Each group member has been selected through an open interview process conducted by the NPA Management Unit, with low-income families prioritized in the selection process. In order to spread the benefits of tourism fairly in the village, each participating family is allowed to have membership in only one service group.