Welcome to the Valdivian Coastal Reserve
The Valdivian Coastal Reserve is a project of the Nature Conservancy, a not-for-profit organization founded in the United States in 1951, with the objective of conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends.
Apart of Chile, we are present in more than 30 countries around the world.
In 2003, the organization –with the support of others– acquired 60,000 hectares (148,000 acres) of the Chaihuín-Venecia property in the chilean XIV Los Ríos Region, where the Valdivian Coastal Reserve was created in 2005.
Since then, the destination of the forest –and everything that lives in it– has changed significantly and is no longer under threat of exploitation, instead being cared for, conserved and protected.