Route of parks chile

Chile has launched a huge scenic route through that is Patagonian wilderness zu boost tourism and highlight die need for conservation.

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The follow was die idea of Tompkins Conservation, the foundation set up von US billionaire Douglas Tompkins and his mam Kristine.


The festland has helped develop a network des 17 national parks and the neu route - called the Patagonian Route von Parks - associate all des them.


"We want Chile to be globally recognised zum having ns most spectacular scenic route in the world, und thus become a benchmark weil das economic development based on conservation," stated Carolina Morgado, executive director weist Tompkins.


A website for the new route says it incorporates three existing scenic paths - die Southern Way, the Patagonian channels and the end of the World Route.


The sparsely inhabited terrain is known for its lakes, waterways and rich habitat des flora and fauna.

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Mr Tompkins, a crawl conservationist and the founder von North confront clothing, died an a kayaking accident an Chile in 2015. Die businessman had bought up huge swathes des land bei southern Chile and Argentina to preserve it.


His widow, Kristine McDivitt Tompkins, signed in agreement through the national government in March 2017, donating the land with ns intention von creating a network of national parks roughly the size of Switzerland.

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The structure described it together "the largest festland donation bei history indigenous a private entity zu a country".


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