International Exposition of Zaragoza 2008 - Expo 2008

Water and sustainable development

June 14, 2008 - September 14, 2008


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Colombia

Colombia at the Exhibition Zaragoza 2008

© Philippe Lemaire

Tropical forests by the sea make Colombia a unique country in South America. The space devoted to Colombia in the Latin America pavilion emphasises the uniqueness of its territory, the only one on the subcontinent to be bathed by both the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. Thanks to the information panels, visitors can discover places such as the tropical forest, the Ensenadade Utria, the Amazon basin of Amacayacu and the Sumapaz river, as well as the Nevados, Peracé and Chingaza natural parks. To learn more about the natural biodiversity in Colombia, an interactive panel invites the visitor to visit the most representative natural parks in Colombia, highlighting their importance in terms of water regulation, their natural wealth, risks, conservation efforts or some remarkable features, at the same time inviting the visitor to practice sustainable tourism. First, the user selects one of the three available languages and then the geographical map with the protected areas of the whole country appears. On the interactive map, the user can choose the National Park he/she wants with a single click on the corresponding button. A three-minute video with views of the Colombian geography ends the visit.

© Exposicion International Zaragoza 2008