|
|
|
|
Search: 
Latin American Herald Tribune
Venezuela Overview
Venezuelan Embassies & Consulates Around The World
Sites/Blogs about Venezuela
Venezuelan Newspapers
Facts about Venezuela
Venezuela Tourism
Embassies in Caracas

Colombia Overview
Colombian Embassies & Consulates Around the World
Government Links
Embassies in Bogota
Media
Sites/Blogs about Colombia
Educational Institutions

Stocks

Commodities
Crude Oil
US Gasoline Prices
Natural Gas
Gold
Silver
Copper

Euro
UK Pound
Australia Dollar
Canada Dollar
Brazil Real
Mexico Peso
India Rupee

Antigua & Barbuda
Aruba
Barbados
Cayman Islands
Cuba
Curacao
Dominica

Grenada
Haiti
Jamaica
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Belize
Costa Rica
El Salvador
Honduras
Nicaragua
Panama

Bahamas
Bermuda
Mexico

Argentina
Brazil
Chile
Guyana
Paraguay
Peru
Uruguay

What's New at LAHT?
Follow Us On Facebook
Follow Us On Twitter
Most Viewed on the Web
Popular on Twitter
Receive Our Daily Headlines


  HOME | Chile

Chile’s Karukinka Natural Park Offers Visitors Opportunity to Explore

TIMAUKEL, Chile – Karukinka Natural Park, which sprawls over 300,000 hectares (740,740 acres), offers adventurous visitors to Chile’s remote Tierra del Fuego province an opportunity to explore an environmental gem that serves as a natural laboratory.

The park is home to forests, wetlands, lakes and rivers, inviting visitors to hike, kayak, cycle and enjoy other outdoor activities.

Just 13 years ago, however, Karukinka was in the hands of a Canadian timber company that planned to log its forests.

The vast environmentally sensitive property eventually ended up in the hands of American banking giant Goldman Sachs, which donated it to the Wild Conservation Society (WCS) in 2004.

The WCS manages Karukinka, which means “our land” in the language of Tierra del Fuego’s former inhabitants, the Shelknam, who were wiped out by settlers just over a century ago.

Karukinka is one of the greatest natural gems in Chilean Patagonia, drawing adventurous visitors who are willing to endure sometimes extreme temperatures to enjoy spectacular landscapes and endless opportunities to hike and explore.

Only about 400 people, however, visit Karukinka annually due to the park’s remote location.

 

Enter your email address to subscribe to free headlines (and great cartoons so every email has a happy ending!) from the Latin American Herald Tribune:

 

Copyright Latin American Herald Tribune - 2005-2015 © All rights reserved