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:A year after it opened, in 2011 the park won the first place in the national competition ¨Ventures Awards¨ at the category for Best Sustainable Use of Biodiversity. In 2012 the park creates the ¨Amazon Tea¨ project, involving small local producers from the indigenous communities, and won the Green Business Award. Then after, in 2013, 2014 and 2015 Mundo Amazonico® park receives the certificate of excellence from TripAdvisor.com. More recently in 2014 Mundo Amazonico® entered to the Colombian National Portfolio of Sustainable Products and Services ¨PTP¨. In 2015 the park was nominated at the ¨BIBO¨ conservation award in Colombia.
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 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 mangement techniques, and other activities that we can host and develop at the park.
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