MUNDO AMAZÓNICO® is a family project that began as a conservation and a reforesting process of previous eroded soil from the creation of cattle farm fields in the Colombian Amazon.
This process turned into the biggest collection of life plants around town; in 2009 the project included touristic elements to make itself economically sustainable. It opened during 2010 and today it has national and international awards such us:
These awards and recognitions encourage the founders Ana Maria Pardo, Milena Mayorga and Rafael Clavijo (from left to right) to keep on working on conservation and environmental education in the Colombian Amazon. By working on eco-tourism, the park develops fair trade projects, and sustainable usage of natural resources in the Amazon rainforest; creating social and economical benefits to the local and indigenous comunities.
Our main objective at Mundo Amazonico is to “Learn, and not forget” about the diversity in the Amazon. We want people to learn about the Amazon cultures, endemic species and uses of the plants in our ethnobotanical gardens, while remembering that we are losing nature to deforesting and pollution. We want to stop this loss through learning.
Furthermore, Mundo Amazonico provides a place for the advancement of science, conservation, and technology by allowing research to be done on the many species found in the Amazon.
TEACHING AND ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION
The park is the first and only center of environmental education combined with tourism in Leticia. We hope that the park is a fun and enjoyable experience for everyone. Mundo Amazonico also has a teaching and educational component, as we want to share our philosophy of conservation with all our visitors, and let them know how important it is they do their part to help the environment.
Because we have one of the largest collections of native, tropical plants, Mundo Amazonico has become an important place for environmental education and training. We want to share this information with all our visitors, the knowledge of conserving of Amazonian biodiversity. We promote the healthy relationship of man with nature through lectures, seminars, workshops, walks, waste management techniques, and other activities that we can host and develop at the park.
SOME NEWS AND ARTICLES ABOUT THE PARK
We are committed to the care of the environment and the preservation of the Amazon. Through this initiative of ecotourism, we develop good practices of bio-commerce, making sustainable use of native biological resources. Showing strategies and productive activities that promote the sustainable use of natural resources in the Colombian Amazon region; generating economic and social benefits to local and indigenous communities.