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Patagonia Park

Chacabuco Valley, Aysen, Chile

1,200 miles south of Santiago in South America’s southern cone stands Patagonia Park, a once-overgrazed sheep and cattle ranch that now protects an abundance of Patagonian steppe grasslands, glaciated peaks, and rebounding wildlife. Our grassland restoration project, one of the largest of its kind in the world, is the cornerstone to our re-wilding efforts. These grasslands protect many rare and threatened species, yet they are severely underrepresented in conservation projects regionally and globally. The park in progress has already welcomed thousands of visitors from around the world who have come to witness the transformation of this wild landscape. Upon donation to the Chilean government, the future Patagonia National Park will protect 640,000 acres in the heart of Patagonia.


As evidenced by the recent HidroAysen dam controversy, the value of Aysen’s natural resources is well known to those who would prefer to dam, mine, and drill. The donation of the future Patagonia National Park will provide permanent protection for the ecologically important Chacabuco Valley, which has been labeled a conservation priority by Chile’s forest service for the past 30 years.

 


We hope you will visit the park andto experience what makes Patagonia legendary—the unclimbed peaks, pristine glacier-fed rivers, and herds of guanacos galloping across the expansive grasslands. The closer we get to completing the future Patagonia National Park, the closer we are to protecting this land in perpetuity.

 

 
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