Conservation Corps Providing Planning Assistance for Opening of Colombia's Gorgona National Park

November 28, 2018
Conservation Corps Providing Planning Assistance for Opening of Colombia's Gorgona National Park

ICCF’s International Conservation Corps visited Gorgona National Park in Colombia from November 26th to December 5th to provide technical support for the national park’s planning workshops, as well as to begin designs for the park’s official opening, including interpretative media on its exhibitions and sites.

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The International Conservation Corps team, comprised of Sam Vaughn, Maitte Van Arsdel, and Russell Moore, joined together with Colombia’s Natural Parks’ teams and representatives from the Gorgona National Park to plan park communications strategies and infrastructural designs.

The group identified the most significant areas of the protected area and developed important information about the sites, as well as navigation signage that would be needed to ensure positive visitor experiences. Landscape architects Maitte Maitte Van Arsdel and Russell Moore developed a proposal for the implementation of infrastructural spaces for visitors. These include a restaurant and eating area in the central zone of the park, beachfront structures such as a patrol center, an exhibit on the Payan House, a diving center, and the development of a lookout tower for whale-spotting.

With input from this visit, the park was able to hold a second development workshop on the overall performance outlook of the park in 2019, especially the development of a proposal for medium-term public-private partnerships to support the park.

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