Chile creates five national parks over 10m acres in historic act of conservation

Chile creates five national parks over 10m acres in historic act of conservation


Cape Horn lighthouse, Chile. Captions and photo source: ©© GRID ARENDAL

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Chile has created five sprawling national parks to preserve vast tracts of Patagonia.

The five parks, spanning 10.3m acres, were signed into law on Monday by Chile’s president Michelle Bachelet, launching a new 17-park route that stretches down the southern spine of Chile to Cape Horn.

The creation of the parks marks the latest in a flurry of environmental protection laws which have brought Chile to the forefront of worldwide conservation efforts.

Last month, Bachelet – who leaves office in March – completed a five-year negotiation with residents of Easter Island to form one of the world’s largest Marine Protected areas, which will protect some 720,000 sq km of the Pacific Ocean…

Read Full Article; Guardian UK (01-29-2018)

Chile Plans World’s Biggest Marine Park to Protect Easter Island Fish Stocks; Guardian UK (09-14-2015)

Chile Creates Largest Marine Reserve in the Americas; National Geographic (10-05-2015)

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