UKUMARI Biopark

Region

Americas

Country

Colombia

Flyway

Americas flyway

Initiative

WLI Americas

About

Name of organisation

PARQUE TEMÁTICO DE FAUNA Y FLORA DE PEREIRA (PEREIRA FAUNA AND FLORA THEMATIC PARK)

Funding support

Own resources

Number of staff

105

Number of visitors per year

290,000

Overall aims of the centre

Conservation of biodiversity and its ecosystems through research and education.

Description of the centre

The UKUMARI biopark has an area of 44.7 ha of which 20 hectares are dedicated to conservation, within the conservation area we have 2 wetlands with an area of 4.1 hectares, is located in the municipality of Pereira via Cerritos. (more complete document of the description of the park is sent).

 

Work Areas

Main CEPA work area

Workshops are given to schools and universities, guided tours are given to the different groups that visit us, fact sheets and educational announcements are made during the tour.

Top three successes

UKUMARI in your school activity, reaching schools with educational workshops with great reception, social service programme with 10th and 11th grade students, great acceptance of the programme by the school and students, recognition of the wetland by the control bodies for its protection.

Expertise

Interpretation techniques

Creating signage; site information; Developing nature trails

Visitor centres

Managing / creating habitat; Running a visitor centre

Participation

Engaging young people; Engaging the local community; Working with volunteers

Education and communication

Delivering adult education; Working with primary schools; Working with secondary schools; Developing resources / materials

General

PR and marketing; Project planning.

Contact

Margarita Maria Zapata R., Kilometro 14 via Pereira via cerritos, entrada santa barbara

E-mail: mzapata@ukumari.co , 573104168903

Website: www.ukumari.org, www.ukumari.co

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