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Protected Areas in Chile
Alberto de Agostini National Park is a protected area in southern Chile that includes the Cordillera Darwin mountain range, the final land-based stretch of the Andes before it becomes a chain of mountains appearing as small islands that sink into the Pacific Ocean.
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 is the Alerce forests. The Alerce is a towering tree species native to the Andes Mountains that can live for over 4,000 years.
Alerce Costero National Park is a protected area in the Los Ríos Region of southern Chile. Situated within the Cordillera Pelada, a mountain range part of the more extensive Chilean Coastal Range, the National Park hosts a forest of endangered Patagonian cypress.
The Aucanquilcha volcano is in the Antofagasta Region of northern Chile, between the Loa River and the border with Bolivia. It is located within the Alto Loa National Reserve and part of the Central Volcanic Zone. Several sulfur mines lie within the Aucanquilcha complex.
Bernardo O'Higgins National Park protects a remote area of southern Chile. It is currently the country's largest protected area, covering a vast area within the Aysén and Magallanes and Antártica Chilena regions, including part of the Southern Patagonian Ice Field.
Bosque de Fray Jorge National Park and Biosphere Reserve lies close to the Atacama Desert, in the Cordillera de Talinay, part of the Chilean Coastal Range. Its forests and surrounding semiarid lands shelter almost all of the Mediterranean species typical of Chile.
Bosques Templados Lluviosos de Los Andes Australes Biosphere Reserve (Chile) The Editor Tue, 10/16/2018 - 10:54
The Bosques Templados Lluviosos de Los Andes Australes Biosphere Reserve comprises eight national protected areas in southern Chile. It hosts extraordinary biodiversity and is classified as one of Earth's largest and most ecologically intact forest remnants.
Cabo de Hornos Biosphere Reserve (Chile) The Editor Wed, 01/16/2019 - 15:09
Cabo de Hornos Biosphere Reserve is located in the South American continent's extreme south, in southern Chile. It comprises marine areas, islands, fjords, channels, forests, and moorland. The core areas are Cabo de Hornos National Park and Alberto de Agostini National Park.
Cabo de Hornos National Park is the world's southernmost national park, 12 hours by boat from Puerto Williams in the southern headland of Tierra del Fuego in southern Chile, the only place in the world where the waters of the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans meet.
Cerro Castillo National Park is located in the Aysén Region of southern Chile, along the Carretera Austral. Named after the magnificent Cerro Castillo peak, its unique landscape contains hanging glaciers that form lagoons with bright turquoise waters.