Fossils that amaze the world, paleontological tourism in the northern area of the Tatacoa Desert, Centro Poblado La Victoria, Huila.

Project: Research Project

Project Details


"Scientific tourism for the northern region of the Tatacoa desert, municipality of Villavieja, is a desire of its residents that, strengthened with high quality training, investment in equipment, and design of adequate management plans, can become an element key to sustainable development for this community of approximately 2,780 inhabitants.

This proposal seeks to respond to this social initiative, from the scientific, academic and institutional perspectives, through joint work between the
Universidad del Rosario and the community of the La Victoria Proved Center represented by the La Tatacoa Paleontological Heritage Vigías Foundation.

The solution has several components, articulated among themselves: training in geology, paleontology and museology; strengthening the activity of preparing and curing fossils with the equipment and materials necessary for it; formulation of a plan to offer scientific tourism for the area, in this case from the geological and paleontological component, as it is considered one of the areas with the most important fossil wealth in the north of
South America, key to understanding part of the origin and evolution of Colombia's current biodiversity.

The combination of training, strengthening of equipment infrastructure, as well as advice on the development of a tourism plan
scientific are deliverables of this proposal that guarantee the social appropriation of knowledge, sustainability, strengthening of the social fabric, possible reduction of poverty, as well as quality education since these resources can be used for the training of school students and schools in the region"
Effective start/end date5/8/205/8/21

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Main Funding Source

  • National


  • Huila


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