In a joint effort between Rewilding Chile and Tompkins Conservation, four months ago, the purchase of a 93,000-hectare property on the Strait of Magellan, Cape Froward, could be achieved. “The area is intended to become a national park and conserve as much as possible,” said Kristine Tompkins, co-founder of Rewilding Chile, the legacy of Tompkins Conservation.
For this reason, Rewilding Chile explored the Strait of Magellan and its unique geography to learn more about its history, marked by ancient cultures such as the Kawésqar people, and learn about its incredible biodiversity.
The Cape Froward sector is home to huemul populations, Chile’s emblematic and highly endangered Andean deer.
“On the other hand, the acquired land has an extensive coastline on the Strait of Magellan, which is home to Sei and Humpback whales, as well as dense kelp forests, one of the key sub-Antarctic ecosystems for the maintenance of biodiversity, as well as for absorbing CO2,” explained Carolina Morgado, Executive Director of Rewilding Chile.
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