About our Reserve
The 6,000-hectare reserve, which opened in 2022, is located adjacent to Torres del Paine National Park. The land is already protected by a legal instrument called Derecho Real de Conservación, which is similar to an easement and ensures perpetual protection of the area.
Location and Ecosystem
Located in one of the most important natural areas in Chile, the Conservation Reserve is located in an incredibly beautiful place recognized for its vast landscapes and the Paine mountain range. The zone has great scenic beauty, with granite hills, glaciers, waterfalls, rivers, lakes and lagoons, and was declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 1978. The Paine mountain range rises abruptly to more than 3,000 meters (9,000 feet), generating a robust eco-climactic gradient that captures the precipitation that fluctuates from 300 mm in the driest areas to 1,400 mm per year in the most humid regions. The park contains four vegetational zones: Patagonian steppe, pre-Andean scrub, subpolar Magellanic forests and Andean Desert.
The total territory will be legally protected by the DRC, the Derecho Real de Conservation, a law that the Chilean government established in 2016 to perpetually conserve the area.
The total percentage of forest in the area, of which 96% is native forest made up of lenga and ñirre trees.
More than 96% are native.
Including armadillos, guanacos and pumas.