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Opposing Destructive Hydroelectric Dams and Promoting Sustainable Energy in Chile

On This Day in Patagonian History: The Glacier Republic

March 6, 2017 - 15:11 -- Zoe Baillargeon
Perito Moreno Glacier in Calafate - Argentina

Did you know that there’s a mini-nation located somewhere amongst Chilean Patagonia’s vast expanses of crawling glaciers?

Well, there is! On March 5th, 2014, Greenpeace - never one for subtle gestures - used a loophole in Chilean law to declare that 8,800 miles of glacier-covered land was its own independent country - a “Glacier Republic” micronation.

Of Mosses and Men: Inside the Enchanting Miniature Forests of Cape Horn

November 29, 2016 - 11:10 -- Zoe Baillargeon
Of Mosses and Men Inside the Enchanting Miniature Forests of Cape Horn

You’ll want to be careful where you step at the OMORA Ethnobotanical Park on Navarino Island in Tierra del Fuego. Located in the Cape Horn Biosphere Reserve - heralded as one of the most sustainable places on Earth - OMORA specializes in scientific research projects examining the biodiversity of the region. 

EcoCamp Patagonia Travelers' Tales - Vive la Patagonia

September 28, 2015 - 22:37 -- Zoe Baillargeon
EcoCamp Patagonia Travelers' Tales - Vive la Patagonia

At EcoCamp, we meet exceptional travelers every day, hikers who have made their way to these far-flung southern lands in the name of exploration. 

But what's it like to visit Torres del Paine for the first time? To find out, we turned to some of the best: our guests.

Travelers' Tales are stories told by our guests, verbatim, about their experience in Torres del Paine alongside other hikers in the wilds of Chilean Patagonia. This week, two Chilean actors explore Patagonia with us and share what struck them about living more simply.

What makes EcoCamp sustainable?

September 22, 2014 - 17:56 -- Philippa Taylor
EcoCamp

EcoCamp Patagonia proudly sport the ‘S’ stamp, signifying the company to be sustainable in the eyes of Sernatur (Chile’s National Board for Tourism).
But what is it that makes us sustainable?
Time to take a closer look at what puts the all-important ‘S’ into EcoCamp, making it such a great choice for eco-conscious travellers.

 

EcoCamp Proud Supporters of the Global Code of Ethics for Tourism

July 10, 2014 - 17:05 -- Roseanne Chantiluke

On Thursday 19th June 2014, EcoCamp Patagonia, along with 19 other Chilean tourism companies and associations, took a monumental step in the history of the tourism industry by becoming the first Chilean companies to sign the Global Code of Ethics for Tourism Agreement, developed by the World Tourism Organisation.

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