Opposing Destructive Hydroelectric Dams and Promoting Sustainable Energy in Chile
Wandering off the beaten path in national parks is uncommon, and usually prohibited, but if you’re a volunteer with the Torres del Paine Legacy Fund, stepping off the W and O circuits in Parque Nacional Torres del Paine is an everyday occurrence.
Navarro is an official EcoCamp ambassador. As an ambassador, Navarro was invited to Torres del Paine to experience it first hand. Navarro is one of Chile’s most shining exports, a world-ranked surfer who is also a genuinely good guy, being a committed activist to the protection of the water he so cherishes.
Today is a historic day for conservation in Chile, as this morning, President Michelle Bachelet signed an agreement for the creation of a vast network of national parks and protected land in southern Chile, encompassing more than 11.1 million acres.
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.
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.
A victory was scored last week for wildlife conservation in Patagonia!
The Huilo Huilo Biological Reserve in the Lake District has finally, after a thirty year absence, welcomed home a dearly departed friend - the huemul deer!
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.
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.
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.