Groundbreaking Watershed Management Agreement for Chile
The Nature Conservancy joined 22 other public, private and civil society entities that signed in October 2015 Chile’s first Watershed Management Agreement. Read More.
Protected areas implement first public-private consultative council in the country
The first working session of the public- private consultative council of the Alerce Costero National Park and the Valdivian Coastal Reserve was described as a landmark at a national level and a great conservation challenge in the Los Ríos Region. Read more.
TNC Professionals participated in a workshop on Conflict Management and Prevention in Protected Areas
Fifty professionals from various public and private institutions working in protected areas and regional authorities participated in a workshop held in Valdivia from 1 to June 5. Read more.
Valdivian Coastal Reserve starts second certification of carbon credits
Even though more than 1,200 hectares have already been validated and verified with the VCS standards for the 2003-2011period, The Nature Conservancy, administrator of the Valdivian Coastal Reserve , has already began the process of extending the validation and verification under the CCB standard. Read more.
Work begins on a new inclusive beach in Chaihuín
The Nature Conservancy, the Municipality of Corral, the Regional Government, the Ministry of Public Works, Sernatur and Senadis started to work on a new Master Plan for accessible tourism in the area in June.
Mexican students on internship in the Valdivian Coastal Reserve
For two months, students from the Universidad Autónoma de San Luis de Potosí stayed at the Valdivian Coastal Reserve (VCR) carrying out diverse accounting and administrative tasks. Read more.
Developed with the support of The Nature Conservancy:
Study reveals impact of pets on native fauna
The research was conducted in the Valdivian Coastal Reserve , a protected area of the Los Rios Region which is home to several endangered species such as the Darwin Fox, the river otter, the quique, among others. Read More.
TNC presents update of management plan for Valdivian Coastal Reserve
In a ceremony attended by neighbors and representatives of public entities, TNC presented the new management plan for the Valdivian Coastal Reserve (VCR) in Chaihuín. One of the most important parts of the announcement was the co-participation in the plan of local communities. Read more.
The Nature Conservancy in Chile launched in October its green infrastructure demonstration project in the Maipo watershed wetlands. Read more.
The former Chilean President described the initiatives pursued by the Latin American Water Funds Partnership as a solution to Chile’s water security challenges. Read More.
The Paris Zoo gave a special donation to the Valdivian Coastal Reserve to aid in the monitoring of the Pudu. Read More.
First Volunteer Field Trip to Chile’s Watershed Project. Read More.
Using the facilities of the Valdivian Coastal Reserve, a protected area managed by The Nature Conservancy (TNC), the entity ended an unprecedented program aimed at strengthening the skills of local tourism guides and which was financed by the Local Initiatives Fund FIL 2014. Read More.
The pudu deer had apparently been attacked by dogs after which it sought shelter in a house near to the Valdivian Coastal Reserve. Once discovered, it was immediately sent to the Center for Rehabilitation of Wild Fauna (CEREFAS) run the Universidad austral de Chile. Read More.
Maryann Ramírez, Conservation Manager of TNC, an organization that manages this protected area in the Los Rios Region, talked about the Chilean mitigation experience at “ The Value of Forests ” event held by the Peru Pavilion with the participation of hundreds of specialists on the matter from the whole world. Read More.
The Nature Conservancy and CONAF, Manager of the Valdivian Coastal Reserve and the National Alerce Costero Park respectively offered a workshop on environmental education for children from two Mashue schools in the borough of La Union. Read More.
TNC presented in Concepcion an innovative restoration program that, at present, is being developed in the VCR. The presentation was part of the 7th International Forestry, Timber, Cellulose and Paper Summit 2014 and the XXIX Silvotecna organized by the Chilean Timber Corporation (CORMA). Read More.
TNC and the VCR presented a photographic exhibition and a chat at the Science Fair organized the San Luis de Alba School from Valdivia as part of the activities of the eleventh anniversary of this important protected area in the Los Rios Region. Read More.
Since 2003 when The Nature Conservancy (TNC), an international NGO, acquired 60 thousand hectares in the coastal border of Chaihuín to convert it into a protected area whose aims is to preserve endemic species of our region, multiple efforts have been carried out to turn the Valdivian Coastal Reserve (VCR) into one of the best conservation places in the world. The challenge now is how to preserve this work in time. Read More.
The preparation and implementation of a new methodology for the planning and development of tourism plans that would include an integral look of the territory was the aim of a unique joint effort carried out by The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and the Institute of Tourism of Universidad Austral de Chile. Read More.
Pablo Badenier, the Minister of the Environment, a large number of scientists and national and international professionals from the area of nature conservation and the management of protected areas analyzed the national context of invasive exotic fauna and flora in Chile, and how each participant from his or her area of work and influence could implement certain measures to stop the expansion of the exotic species in the First Meeting on Invasive Species and Protected Areas. Read More.
Thanks to the funds managed by CONAF and TNC, in addition to the professional support of UACh veterinarians and the local office of the Ministry of the Environment (SEREMI), a widespread vaccination campaign took place between December 6 and 8 for dogs from the towns of Huiro, Chaihuín, Cadillal Alto and Cadillal Bajo. Read More.
A group of CONAF professionals who specialize in the management and planning of protected areas together with a team of TNC took part in an intensive 4-day meeting between 11 and 15 of January. The gathering took place at the National Alerce Costero Park and at the Valdivian Coastal Reserve. Read More.
The VCR, a private protected area managed by TNC was awarded an important recognition in a video competition entitled “Inspiring Stories from protected areas ” organized by the Regional Office for South America of the International Union for the Conservation of the Nature (IUCN) and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. Read More.
As part of the agreement between the Municipality of Corral and the NGO Forestales por el Bosque Nativo, a group of professionals from the two institution, in addition to social leaders from the Isla del Rey and The Nature Conservancy, managers of the Valdivian Coastal Reserve, took part in a technical tour to the Conservation Scenery in the Rio San Pedro Valley. Read More.
Attended by local authorities, neighbors, artisanal fishermen and professionals from The Nature Conservancy (TNC), managers of the Valdivian Coastal Reserve, the first meeting aimed at designing the fishermen's cove in Chaihuín was launched. Read More.
A group of farmers from the borough of Corral sold their ware in the picnic area of the Valdivian Coastal Reserve during all the weekends of February. Read More.
Research carried out by a Universidad de Chile researcher in the Valdivian Coastal Reserve, a private protected area managed by The Nature Conservancy in the borough of Corral, established the importance of this marsupial in the regeneration of native forests in the south of Chile. Read More.
The Nature Conservancy (TNC), manager of the Valdivian Coastal Reserve in the Los Rios region, participated in the Latin American Water Week 2015 that took place between 23 and 27 of March in Viña del Mar. Read More.
The first “International Tourism and Development Day in Geographical Spaces. Elements of Analysis to Establish Tourism Interest Areas (ZOIT) ”, was organized by the Municipality of Corral and held in the facilities of the Valdivian Coastal Reserve, a private protected area managed by The Nature Conservancy (TNC). Read More.
Local authorities participated in the launch of the “Vacaciona Caleta” campaign, an initiative promoted by the Fishing and Tourism Regional Ministry Departments and inaugurated in Huiro. The attending authorities also took advantage of the occasion and inaugurated the “El Encanto del Mar” Restaurant owned by the Huiro Fishermen's Syndicate. Read More.
Thanks to the surveillance work carried out by Marcelo Antillanca, a marine park ranger from the Valdivian Coastal Reserve, a private protected area managed by The Nature Conservancy and supported by the mining company BHP Billiton, the species, difficult to find in the coastal area of the Los Rios region was sighted on the Colun beach. Read More.
Members of Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) with its Chilean headquarters located in the southern city of Punta Arenas visited the TNC marine project in the Valdivian Coastal Reserve. The visit was the result of a presentation of the TNC program at the Symposium of Marine Conservation that took place in Osorn in May of this year. Read more
Chaihuín fishermen organize their first sale of products under the auspices of an innovate project supported by TNC
Thanks to a project led by The Nature Conservancy (TNC), the Chaihuín Fishermen's Syndicate installed in May of this year a device that will permit the traceability of the products caught in the boats of the local fishermen.
Alfredo Almonacid, Coordinator of the Valdivian Coastal Reserve managed by TNC participated for one week in a course entitled “Tools and Skills for Sustainable Artisanal Fishing in Latin America ” which took place in the city of Merida, in the state of Yucatan, Mexico.
“Dreaming in Green ” is the slogan of the sixth version of the Sur Mujer Meeting to take place between 4 and 6 July in the Dream Events Center in Valdivia. Read more.
With the participation of regional authorities and local leaders, The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and the Municipality of Corral signed a strategic and collaboration alliance for conservation which will permit them to establish ways of short and medium term joint work. Read more.
For the first time ever a private protected area in the south of Chile will have a Marine Park Ranger. Marcelo Antillanca has recently joined the staff of the Valdivian Coastal Reserve (VCR) managed by The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and has become the first Marine Park Ranger in the area. Read more.
Known as a conservation easement, a legal instrument which is both voluntary and binding, the agreement puts a third party in charge of permanently complying with the conservation of the Valdivian Coastal Reserve . Read more.
Surrounded by a privileged natural environment also described as one of the best examples of conservation in the world, ten children who are students of the Huiro rural school commemorated the Environment Day walking along the Los Colmillos trek located in the Valdivian Coastal Reserve. Read more.
30 children from the 1st music and nature camp “Alerce Coastal Park” were invited by The Nature Conservancy to enjoy the natural surroundings of the Valdivian Coastal Reserve (VCR) and to get to know the TNC conservation project. They also took part in a garbage collection campaign on the Chaihuín beach. Read more.
Alfredo Almonacid and Layla Osman talked to the attendees of a seminar organized by Wildlife Conservation Society Chile in the city of Osorno about how conservation in the Valdivian Coastal Reserve (VCR) had extended towards the sea through the Valdivian Marine Project. Read more.
Modeling artisanal fisheries in the Chaihuín zone, community development programs related to marine activities and diverse initiatives of the Humboldt Current Project implemented by The Nature Conservancy (TNC), were some of the topics addressed in the activities directed by Dr. Layla Osman, specialist in marine conservation of the NGO. Read more.
With the view to strengthening their joint actions in the area of marine environmental conservation and the promotion of best fishing practices, amongst other aims, The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and FIPASUR signed a strategic alliance witnessed by Ann Maria Bravo, regional Secretary of Economy (SEREMI) among other local authorities. Read more.
TNC launches innovative project to provide traceability and added value to small-size fishing products in the Los Rios Region
In the last 10 years, The Nature Conservancy (TNC) has been working with the coastal communities of the Los Rios Region and neighbors of the Valdivian Coastal Reserve. As a way of offering them a helping hand that would permit them to overcome the problems small-size fishing is facing at present, TNC has collaborated with a Chilean - North American company called Shellcatch which will provide a modern monitoring system that uses cameras and GPS. Read more.
Jeremy Prince visited the region to diagnose the situation of artisanal fishing within the framework of the agreement established between TNC and FIPASUR, and to show an innovative methodology aimed at encouraging productiveness and, at the same time, sustainability of fishing resources. Read more.
With the view to supporting and establishing constructive norms for cattle production activities of some dozen families inhabiting the Valdivian Coastal Reserve (VCR) areas, The Nature Conservancy prepared, together with the involved community, an agreement that would incorporate best cattle ranching practices and decrease their impact on the protected area. Read more.
The international NGO will hold next 15th of April “ The Value of Forests: Carbon Offsets and Marketing” seminar whose focus will be the Valdivian Coastal Reserve as the first case in Chile that certifies carbon offsets from avoiding deforestation and forest degradation. Read more.
It is a project carried out by a team of investigators and volunteers from the Network of Bird and Wildlife Watchers of Chile (Spanish acronym ROC) and members of The Nature Conservancy (TNC), whose main aim was to compile information for future initiatives with regard to conservation strategies for these birds. Read more.
A strategic alliance between The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and CONAF, unique in the country, has permitted for the second year in a row to permanently implement a brigade specializing in the prevention and control of forest fires during the summer. The purpose of the brigade is to protect the Valdivian Coastal Reserve and the Alerce Costero National Park from any threat. Read more.
The Valdiviana Coastal Reserve (VCR) in the locality of Chaihuín was home to the launch of a new initiative called “ The Sea Route: Cultural and Natural tourism on the Corral coast”, a trail that includes 7 milestones of the natural and cultural patrimony of the southern coastal area in the borough of Corral. This was one of the results of the “ Coastal Communities and Marine Biodiversity: A route of cultural and natural tourism in the Los Rios Region” project. Read more.
During the “First Pipe” ceremony the authorities present at the event stressed the important contribution of The Nature Conservancy (TNC) to this project. TNC donated 5-liter per second water rights and an acre of land that belonged to the Valdivian Coastal Reserve. Read more.
Managers of different CONAF Los Rios units met at the Valdivian Coastal Reserve (VCR) to plan their activities for the year. The event was attended by regional representatives and staff from the Ranco, Valdivia and Panguipulli branches as well as other professionals responsible for forestry and supervisory units. Read more.
The new cycle of environmental education workshops organized jointly by the Nature Conservancy (TNC) and Conaf was crowned by a trip to the Carlos Anwandater and Punucapa Nature Sanctuary for children from Huape and Chaihin schools, in the borough of Corral. Read more.
As a way of joining in the national celebrations organized by the Bird and Wildlife Observer Network (Spanish acronym ROC) , The Nature Conservancy worked with children from the Huape and Chaihuín rural schools organizing bird watching visits to the beach and the Chaihuin River. Read more.
A 15-member ASI Conserva Chile AG delegation made a technical visit to the Valdivian Coastal Reserve to learn about the experience carried out by The Nature Conservancy as compensation for ecosystem services agreement. Read more.
For two days, representatives of 21 organizations interested in working in marine conservation met in Valdivia to present their main principles and objectives and to seek common ground to promote joint initiatives. Read more.
Both conservation partner organizations have joined forces setting up a brigade to prevent forest fires both in the Valdivian Coastal Reserve and in the Alerce Costero National Park. Read more.
A group of specialists from the Aconcagua CIEM Corporation visited the Valdivian Coastal Reserve (VCR) to share experiences and to learn from the work carried out by The Nature Conservancy (TNC) in the Valdivian Coastal Reserve. The work is related to the conservation of the Chilean Mediterranean region. Read more.
With the presence of regional authorities The Nature Conservancy (TNC) inaugurated new offices in Valdivia. This activity was part of the 10th anniversary celebrations of the Valdivian Coastal Reserve. Read More.
Authorities, fishermen groups from Los Rios and NGO’s met in Valdivia to analyze the sustainability of fisheries and to define the lines of work to promote development and improvements in this area. Read more.
The Nature Conservancy and the National Forestry Service (CONAF) presented the countries first validated and verified forest carbon project from Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (Spanish acronym REDD) based in the Valdivian Coastal Reserve. Read more.
With the view to strengthening the joint work relationship, The Nature Conservancy (TNC) signed a Cooperation Agreement with the Huiro Fishermen Union - a town that is located in the vicinity of the VCR. The ceremony was held at the union´s headquarters. read more.
As part of the 10th anniversary of the Valdivian Coastal Reserve, local authorities of the Agricultural and Livestock Service (SAG), the National Forestry Corporation (CONAF), the Ministry of Agriculture and The Nature Conservancy (TNC), released two pudu deer from the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center (CEREFAS) of the University of Valdivia after they had been attacked by dogs. Read more.
The Nature Conservancy signed a working agreement with a key artisanal fishing union in southern Chile to promote and expand local marine conservation in the Pacific coastline off the Valdivian Coastal Reserve while safeguarding the livelihood of local fisahing communities. Read More
The Nature Conservancy announces the first successful verification of carbon credits in Chile from Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD), from the Valdivian Coastal Reserve. Read More
The first week of November 2013 marks a decade since The Nature Conservancy took over 147,000 acres of Valdivian forest with the aim of protecting some of the world’s last temperate rainforests. Today, the Valdivian Coastal Reserve --located in southern Chile-- is considered a world-class conservation project. The Nature Conservancy and the local community are set to enjoy a month of activities to celebrate this important event. Read more
Chile's first Joint Consultative Council aimed at promoting the common conservation of publicly and privately protected areas was signed late September /early October in the Los Rios Region in southern Chile with the participation of The Nature Conservancy and the National Forestry Corporation CONAF. Read more.
Private land conservation in Argentina and Chile makes its voice heard at the 2013 Land Trust Rally. Conservancy staff from the Southern Andes attended this important event organized by the Land Trust Alliance, and shared their experiences with their US counterparts. Read more.
Conservation Action Plan launched by The Nature Conservancy and Chile’s Clean Production Council and platform created to protect rare Mediterranean habitats and safeguard water supply for millions of people. More information
The Nature Conservancy’s Southern Andes Conservation Program (SACP) was well represented at the 2013 World Water Week held in Stockholm, Sweden, with the participation of Maryann Ramirez, Conservation Manager for the Conservancy’s Chile program. Read More
Eco-innovation was the focus of the 10th Ibero-American Meeting on Sustainable Development held in July in Chile and attended by representatives from Peru, México, Colombia, Brazil, Chile and Spain. Read More.
Stephan Halloy, Science Coordinator for Southern Andes, has been with The Nature Conservancy for four years. He is an expert in climate change adaptation and is in charge of monitoring biodiversity for the Southern Andes Conservation Program. Read more.
From October 30 – November 2 in the rivers and seas of southern Chile. Read More
BHP Billiton and The Nature Conservancy announced a project to permanently protect an area recognized as a priority site for its biodiversity. Read More.
Camera traps deployed in southern Chile have revealed the presence
of the critically endangered Darwin's fox. Learn more about this amazing discovery.
We dived into the depths of the Pacific Ocean to gather key data in order to protect the marine wildlife and recover the productivity of the Valdivian coast in southern Chile. Read more.
Find out about sustainable fisheries in the Humboldt Current to protect their valuable fishes and wildlife. Learn more.
22 landowners have donated their property to create a new park in Zapallar. Learn more about this success
Established by the Chilean government in 2010, his Nature Sanctuary is located approximately 25 miles from Santiago. Learn More
The Conservancy helps local communities stay involved in sustainable, economically profitable activities that benefit people and nature. Read more
The results reveal surprisingly strong national awareness and support for conservation. Learn More