Look at ways we can protect Patagonia this World Environment Day.
Opposing Destructive Hydroelectric Dams and Promoting Sustainable Energy in Chile
Wandering off the beaten path in national parks is uncommon, and usually prohibited, but if you’re a volunteer with the Torres del Paine Legacy Fund, stepping off the W and O circuits in Parque Nacional Torres del Paine is an everyday occurrence.
Navarro is an official EcoCamp ambassador. As an ambassador, Navarro was invited to Torres del Paine to experience it first hand. Navarro is one of Chile’s most shining exports, a world-ranked surfer who is also a genuinely good guy, being a committed activist to the protection of the water he so cherishes.
Today is a historic day for conservation in Chile, as this morning, President Michelle Bachelet signed an agreement for the creation of a vast network of national parks and protected land in southern Chile, encompassing more than 11.1 million acres.
Did you know that there’s a mini-nation located somewhere amongst Chilean Patagonia’s vast expanses of crawling glaciers?
Well, there is! On March 5th, 2014, Greenpeace - never one for subtle gestures - used a loophole in Chilean law to declare that 8,800 miles of glacier-covered land was its own independent country - a “Glacier Republic” micronation.
You’ll want to be careful where you step at the OMORA Ethnobotanical Park on Navarino Island in Tierra del Fuego. Located in the Cape Horn Biosphere Reserve - heralded as one of the most sustainable places on Earth - OMORA specializes in scientific research projects examining the biodiversity of the region.
A victory was scored last week for wildlife conservation in Patagonia!
The Huilo Huilo Biological Reserve in the Lake District has finally, after a thirty year absence, welcomed home a dearly departed friend - the huemul deer!
This week we are celebrating the fact that the Chilean government has announced the creation of one of the world's largest marine reserves. Sustainability and respect for the natural environment is something at the core of Cascada and EcoCamp and the experiences we offer.
Chile has famously had its problems with reliable, sustainable energy generation - so which renewable options could benefit both population and environment?