WAZA Welcomes New Member – Reserva Natural Bioparque Wakatá

Posted: 3 December 2023

The World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA) is pleased to welcome a new Institution Member to the global zoo and aquarium community – Reserva Natural Bioparque Wakatá.

The Colombian non-profit works for the conservation of nature, culture, the family union and life of the most vulnerable population. Through sustainable recreation and purposeful tourism, Reserva Natural Bioparque Wakatá provides spaces of reconciliation with nature and its care, of family reunion and strengthening, and of historical and cultural learning. Their profits go to the most vulnerable population of the region and to the protection of ecosystems.


Dr Martín Zordan, WAZA CEO, said, “WAZA is very pleased to welcome Reserva Natural Bioparque Wakatá as a member. As a community, we endeavour to be truly representative and having a Colombian non-profit as a member will provide our community with an opportunity to learn from an institution that places an emphasis on strengthening historical and cultural learning.”

Reserva Natural Bioparque Wakatá have dedicated 200 hectares to the creation of a learning space offering cultural activities, care for nature, family recreation, eco-friendly practices, artistic manifestations, opportunities to learn and research, and social appropriation of knowledge.

Reserva Natural Bioparque Wakatá is also a member of the Latin American Zoo & Aquarium Association (ALPZA).

More information about Reserva Natural Bioparque Wakatá may be found on their website.

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