Alerce Andino National Park (Chile)
Tue, 10/16/2018 - 14:41
Alerce Andino National Park is located in the Andes, in the Los Lagos Region of Chile. The centerpiece of this lush and mountainous protected area are the Alerce forests. The Alerce only grows one centimeter every fifteen years; however these trees can surpass 164 ft in height and live over 4,000 years.
Araucarias Biosphere Reserve: Conguillío National Park and Alto Bio Bio National Reserve (Chile)
Sun, 11/11/2018 - 16:08
The Araucarias Biosphere Reserve is situated in the southern part of the volcanic Andes chain in south-central Chile. Conguillío National Park constitutes the core area and includes the Llaima volcano, one of the largest and most active volcanoes in Chile.
Archipiélago Juan Fernández National Park and Biosphere Reserve (Chile)
Tue, 01/01/2019 - 18:37
The Archipiélago Juan Fernández National Park and Biosphere Reserve is situated 670 km (416 mi) from the coast of mainland Chile, in the Pacific Ocean. The protected area includes the islands of Robinson Crusoe, Alexander Selkirk, and Santa Clara as well as all of the smaller islets in the area.
Bernardo O'Higgins National Park is currently the largest protected area in Chile. Along with Torres del Paine National Park, the park occupies over 90% of the Southern Patagonian Icefield; the remainder of it, across the border in Argentina, is included within Los Glaciares National Park.
Bosque Fray Jorge Biosphere Reserve: Bosque Fray Jorge, Talinay and Punta del Viento National Parks (Chile)
Wed, 01/16/2019 - 13:06
The Bosque Fray Jorge Biosphere Reserve comprises the Bosque Fray Jorge, Talinay and Punta del Viento National Parks, situated north of Santiago. The Fray Jorge forests are green oases surrounded by semiarid lands. The reserve shelters almost all the Mediterranean species typical of Chile.
Bosques Templado de los Andes Australes is a Biosphere Reserve in southern Chile, comprised of eight national protected areas. Hosting extraordinary biodiversity, it is classified as one of the largest and most ecologically intact forest remnants on earth by the World Resources Institute.
The Cabo de Hornos Biosphere Reserve is located in the American continent's extreme south, comprised of marine areas, islands and forested coast. The region (Cape Horn) was discovered in 1616. The core areas are constituted by Cabo de Hornos National Park and Alberto de Agostini National Park.
The Corredor Biológico Nevados de Chillán - Laguna del Laja Is located in Chile's Patagonia region, which is a global biodiversity hotspot. The biological corridor connects three core areas: Ñuble National Reserve, Laguna del Laja National Park and the Los Huemules de Niblinto National Reserve.
Hornopirén National Park is located in the Palena Province of Chile's Los Lagos Region. As part of the Andes mountain chain, the park contains 186 sq mi of rugged mountains and unspoiled Valdivian temperate rain forests. The park is dominated by glacier-carved mountains and active volcanoes.
Located in the Valparaíso Region of Chile, La Campana-Peñuelas Biosphere Reserve includes both La Campana National Park and Lago Peñuelas National Reserve. Forests here are habitats for the Chilean Wine Palm and Peñuelas Lake provides drinking water for the cities of Valparaíso and Viña del Mar.