Remembering a brilliant Chilean Conservationist
The movement to protect nature on private lands in Chile is now widespread and growing. Hundreds of private conservation projects of all kinds are on the march. This includes not just the monumental parks agreement between Tompkins Conservation and the Chilean government, but emblematic areas like the Valdivian Coastal Reserve, Juncal Andino Park, Karukinka Park, and Huilo Huilo. The maturation of that land conservation movement builds in large part on the work of conservationist and environmental educator, Elisa Corcuera, who died on July 14 at age forty-four.
Today, conservation enjoys broad if vague public support in Chile, and those of us working in the field no longer feel quite so far out on the social and political margins as we did only 10 or 20 years ago. Elisa was there at the very beginning. While in college she helped to create the Ahuenco Reserve to protect lands adjacent to Chiloe National Park, still the most prominent example of the distinctively Chilean approach to collective protection of lands known as the “conservation community.” Elisa completed a degree in journalism at Chile´s Catholic University followed by a master’s in environmental planning at Arizona State University in the U.S. Upon returning to Chile in 1999 she began work as a freelance conservation planner.
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Elisa Corcuera 1973 - 2017
Remembering a brilliant Chilean Conservationist
Celebrating Chile's Rivers
2017 River festivals in Chile.
Hiking Alongside The Strait Of Magellan
At the southernmost tip of South America, a five-day trek alongside the magnificent Strait of Magellan offers hikers the unforgettable opportunity to experience the elements of nature to the hilt.
Fundo Playa Venado
When asked how do you eat manjar, Fundo Playa Venado sales manager Isabel Margarita chuckled.
Fine dining with sustainable seafood.
National Geographic Pristine Seas Project
Protecting the Ocean’s Last Wild Places.
Advancing International Marine Conservation
Patagonia Mar Y Tierra Working Group
Promoting collaborative networks and integrated marine-terrestrial conservation strategies in Chilean Patagonia.
Marine Otter Chungungo
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Marine Protected Areas And Tourism
To protect marine ecosystems, marine protected areas (MPAs) must often balance the interests and uses of multiple stakeholders, from fisheries and tourism industries to research and conservation interests.
GETTING TO KNOW CHEF FRANCISCO ALEJANDRI VAZQUEZ
He left behind the kitchens of some of the best hotels in Mexico and journeyed to Canada. Founder of acclaimed Toronto restaurant Agave y Aguacate (now closed, as he recently moved back to Mexico), he sat down with us to talk about his journey.
THE MOST Surreal RIFE OF OUR LIVES
National Route 40 is not only the longest road in Argentina, but also the world. Parallel to the Andes, it crosses 11 provinces, connecting some of the most prominent places of natural beauty and cultural interest in the country. We’d planned to take our time and enjoy the seemingly endless points of interest in the southern part of RN40, but just before reaching the province of Mendoza, we realized that our visas would soon need renewing. The least complicated way to extend them was a “border run,” which meant a ride out of and back into the country from the nearest border crossing to obtain the passport stamps.
Red or Green?
We return to New Mexico’s Chile Challenge
Open For Business
The resilient city of Santiago entices MICE planners and travelers.
Populism Comes To Chile
When The Chilean government announced on October 4 that it was hiking subway fares by roughly 4 cents in the capital city of Santiago, high school students started jumping turnstiles en masse.
The Bombmaking Vintner of Colchagua
Carlos Cardoen sold weapons to Saddam Hussein, then became a renowned winemaker in Chile. The U.S. wants him extradited.
Renovación a la chilena
El corazón del país andino y su territorio marítimo más remoto derivan en un viaje de transformación personal.
El gigante de Santiago
La ingeniería chilena ha logrado erigir el rascacielos más alto de latinoamérica en esta zona sísmica activa.
Nueva sección: Extra Hot!
Estas deliciosas botanas tienen todo el chilito necesario para gacerte agua la boca.
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