UKUMARI biopark, new WLI member

Category: Americas, News, WLI Americas

Last updated: February 19th, 2021

"UKUMARI Park was created 5 years ago as a Biopark whose mission is the conservation of biodiversity, with clear objectives of environmental education, research, conservation, animal welfare and sustainability, with an area of 44.5 hectares, in a tropical dry forest zone to promote natural tourism and encourage a favourable impact on the issue of the defence of these ecosystems".

Humedal Ukumari

"20% of the total area is dedicated to the conservation of the wetlands, which have been regenerating naturally, as well as the surrounding forests, which are connected to one of the most important rivers of the city.  We have around 150 species of birds, mammals and reptiles, a significant increase of endangered otters is observed in the area and they now live in our wetlands and can be appreciated by hikers.

We have been recognised as a Science Centre that seeks to promote not only a love of nature among visitors, but also a place of learning for tourists and students as a school of sustainability.

For our Organisation it is a great responsibility, to have been recognised as a member of the WLI, with the commitment to meet the expectations that our project motivated to give us their confidence".

Sandra Milena Correa Montoya, Manager, Bioparque UKUMARI

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Group of women with WLI cert
Frog hanging out

"The recognition that we are giving today by WLI to our partners in the UKUMARI Biopark, began 3 years ago, as an alliance for the training of Wetland Guides, between the children who live near the Biopark and the DANAPURE Wetland Environmental Research Group and Liceo Taller San Miguel.

Having been their godparents before the World Wetlands Network, fills us with pride and makes our social and environmental commitment to ecosystems that the children recognize as places of life, become a topic of great importance for our city and the Colombian Coffee Growing Axis; in this way we hope to contribute to their recognition as living research laboratories and essential ecosystems for the survival of native and foreign species, which find in them a safe habitat".

Luz Stella Tisnés, Environmental Coordinator

San Miguel Workshop School

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