The activity was carried out together with the Alerce Costero National Park (PNAC) and aimed at bringing the protected areas closer to visitors during the summer season.
Practicing students provided tourist information, tips on fire prevention and recycling, among other issues to visiting children from the surrounding towns at different informative stands set up in the picnic area of the Valdivian Coastal Reserve, a private protected area managed by The Nature Conservancy and supported by BHP Billiton (Minera Escondida).
The Monte Azul and San Miguel de Mashue schools from the community of La Unión visited the Valdivian Coastal Reserve in the context of the environmental education program developed by The Nature Conservancy (TNC) in collaboration with the Alerce Costero National Park Rangers.
The Nature Conservancy (TNC), Fundación Superación de la Pobreza (Foundation for Overcoming Poverty – Spanish acronym FSP) and the Municipality of Corral, signed a cooperation agreement to support the development and improvement of the quality of life of the inhabitants of areas that surround the Valdivian Coastal Reserve.
The visitors from the Nahuelbuta Committee
A delegation of approximately 40 representatives from the Ministry of the Environment, municipalities and the Bio Bio and Araucanía Regional Governments, as well as social- and communal organizations that are part of the Nahuelbuta Initiative Committee came to the Valdivian Coastal Reserve on a two-day visit.
On 19 and 20 November, the group, whose main purpose was to meet people and exchange experiences, visited the private protected area in the Los Rios Region, managed by The Nature Conservancy with the support of BHP Billiton.
Thanks to the coordination of The Nature Conservancy, a group of public services specialists, universities and NGO’s met to discuss and analyze the development of sustainability indicators for the Coastal Areas Management System in the country.
Some 20 participants of the third Blind Song Festival in Valdivia held in November visited the Los Colmillos trail at the Valdivian Coastal Reserve, a private protected area managed by The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and supported by BHP Billiton.
The workshop's participants
Fifty professionals from various public and private institutions working in protected areas and regional authorities participated in a workshop held in Valdivia from 1 to June 5. The workshop was part of the Chile-United States environmental cooperation agreement.
In order to improve institutional capacities for the conservation of biodiversity in Chile, the CONAF Management of Protected Areas and the International Program of Technical Assistance of the US Department of the Interior organized in Valdivia a workshop titled "Management and Prevention of Conflicts in State-owned Protected Wildlife Areas".