Name of organisation
Friends of Santay Association
Self-management and donations
Number of staff
Number of visitors per year
Overall aims of the centre
To be a reference for the Santay Island Wetland in the realization of cultural activities linked to the wetland and its population.
Description of the centre
The Observatory has a useable area of 56 square metres. The Isla Santay wetland covers an area of 4705 hectares, including its surrounding waters. It has dry forest, mangrove, grassland and grassland habitats with their associated flora and fauna. The Observatory holds exhibitions by local and outside artists on ecological themes. The Santay Observatory in its 7 months has received around 4000 thousand visitors and is located next to the Santay Island Community Pier.
Main CEPA work area
Cultural events, classes for children, painting and photography exhibitions. Information for tourists visiting Santay and the Santay Wetland.
Top three successes
The exhibitions are very successful and this has to do with two reasons: The fact that the Observatory is strategically located on the quay where the tourist boats arrive and because it is the only space dedicated to cultural programming there.
Top three challenges
If and how other people could learn something from your less successful projects? It is a new and different project. Visitors take away a lot of information and are happy to have visited it.
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