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Birds to Look For in Torres del Paine

Torres del Paine is home to 118 types of different bird species. Wading birds, such as the Chilean Flamingo, live in the numerous lakes and lagoons...
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Refugio Animal Cascada Launches a Major Campaign

The moment is finally here! Chilean animal sanctuary Refugio Animal Cascada is launching a big campaign to help expand its facilities in El Cajón del...
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Refugio Animal Cascada: A Second Chance for Native Species at Risk

Do you see him? The puma-- he’s over there! Look behind the rock and through the leafy branches and you might see him chewing vigorously on his juicy...
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An Insider’s Guide to Patagonian Flora

You don’t need to travel to Africa or the Amazon Rain forest to be amazed by some of the world’s most beautiful plants and animals. At “the end of...
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Let’s Talk About: Geography in Torres del Paine

Take one quick look at Torres del Paine National Park and you’ll quickly realize just how unique its geography is. From vast valleys to icy glaciers...
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The Second Largest National Park in Chile

Let’s get back to 2017. Right before the end of her term, former Chile’s President Michelle Bachelet signed a historical protocol of agreement (the...
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The Best Places to See in Patagonia in 2019

With 1.073.060 km2/414.310 mi2, Patagonia is a giant region that is divided in two countries – Chile and Argentina – but that is bigger than many...
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Patagonia's Pumas Star in a New Wildlife Documentary

The uniqueness of Patagonia's pumas have caught the attention of more than just intrepid trekkers - a new documentary produced by VisionHawk Films...
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Your First Glacier (And Why You'll Never Forget It)

Having walked through a forest of knobbly-edged trees and across a rickety old bridge above a raging river, the sight that lay before us comes as...
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How To Go Wildlife Watching in Patagonia

In 1977, the travel writer Bruce Chatwin stood before the wilds of Patagonia and jotted down prose that would send him into the annals of literature ...
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We Shot a Video of the Puma (and it was Beautiful)!

This guest story is by María and Martin, who came from Europe to seek a special connection with Mother Nature on a 5-Day W Trek. What they witnessed...
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Tracking the Puma: Interview with Photographer James Kao

Everyone knows he’s here, somewhere, hanging around the Patagonian Mountains. But only the very luckiest ones of all can lock eyes with the puma. If...
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The Best Documentaries featuring Patagonia in 2020

  In these complex times of uncertainty when most humans are self-isolating, it has never been so important to redefine our connection with nature....
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Flash Back to EcoCamp’s Favorite Moments

Back in 2001, university friends Javier Lopez and Yerko Ivelic, along with kayaking instructor Nani Astorga, did something unheard of.  They...
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Top Torres del Paine Off-The-Beaten-Path Hikes

Introduction 1. Sierra Masle (Laguna Azul) 2. Lazo-Weber 3. Pingo Trail 4. Mt. Ferrier 5. El Condor Lookout 6. Fauna Trail (“Portería-Portería”) ...
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The Patagonia Way

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