Tourism services company partners with charity to feed families in need during Covid-19 outbreak.


Families supported

Grupo Cataratas, an Advent portfolio company that operates services at Brazil’s national parks, is ensuring needy families receive vital food supplies during the coronavirus pandemic.
The company has already donated 80 tons of food through the Instituto Conhecer para Conservar – an institute founded to promote environmental education and sustainable development. The donations have helped more than 5,000 families in local communities around Grupo Cataratas’ six parks.
In further initiatives, the company equipped a room in Fernando de Noronha island hospital, organized YouTube live sessions with a renowned infectologist on Covid-19 prevention, and offered the use of the parks’ ambulances, doctors and nurses to municipal hospitals and local government. Through discussion with regulators, Grupo Cararatas is also seeking to protect local companies and jobs.
Since 1999, Grupo Cataratas has managed sustainable tourism parks providing ticketing services, transportation, parking facilities, food and drink outlets, retail and other services at popular visitor sites in Brazil – including Iguaçu National Park and Marco das 3 Fronteiras in the south of the country, AquaRio, Bioparque do Rio and Paineiras Corcovado in Rio de Janeiro, and Fernando de Noronha in the north-east.