Fundación Villavicencio was created in 2015 to manage the Villavicencio Natural Reserve and to actively participate in the collaborative development of eco-responsible citizenship. Its pillars for action are education for sustainability, conservation of historical, archaeological and biological heritage, protection of water resources and support of basic and applied scientific research.
Why it matters
Fundación Villavicencio embodies Aguas Danone Argentina’s commitment to protecting water resources. Through it, the project helps to safeguard the ecosystem and its unique biodiversity—not only at Danone’s own sites but in other places as well—and leaving our planet better than how we found it. Fundación Villavicencio focuses on making its actions self-sustainable.
How it works
Fundación Villavicencio promotes scientific research in the field—with excellent results. Through an educational program, it raises visitor awareness by promoting nature conservancy and the purity of Villavicencio’s water. Its on-site rangers promote responsible tourism with respect for nature.
How it creates value
Fundación Villavicencio promotes technical knowledge and coordinates over 15 scientific research projects. More than 8,700 children participate every year in its educational program and 234,000 people visit it annually. It also manages 72,000 hectares of natural heritage with a 21-member team including park rangers, environmental educators, tour guides, communicators and technicians.
In 2016, its land was declared an 'Important Bird and Biodiversity Area' by BirdLife International and, in 2017, it was declared a RAMSAR site.