Patagonia National Park Project: March and April News 2012

PATAGONIA NATIONAL PARK PROJECT

March & April News

the Patagonia National Park project, red hillsides of lenga trees and nightly frosts announce that fall is well underway. The puma monitoring program is gearing up for action: fresh snow allows the team to track these elusive cats in order to collar them and gather new data on their movements and behavior. At the park headquarters, final facilities—the Aysen Natural History and Education Center and the Central Park Office—take shape rapidly, while the landscaping crew transplants native tree species.

The International Business Times recently named our Lagunas Altas trail one of the “5 Best Treks in Patagonia,” next to well-established routes in Torres del Paine and Fitzroy. Just finished this year, Lagunas Altas is a 26-km loop around high alpine lakes that offers spectacular views of the Northern Patagonian Ice Field, Jeinimeni Mountains, and Chacabuco Valley. Congratulations to the trail crew members and interns, and many thanks to all who supported this work!

At the Patagonia National Park project, red hillsides of lenga trees and nightly frosts announce that fall is well underway. The puma monitoring program is gearing up for action: fresh snow allows the team to track these elusive cats in order to collar them and gather new data on their movements and behavior. At the park headquarters, final facilities—the Aysen Natural History and Education Center and the Central Park Office—take shape rapidly, while the landscaping crew transplants native tree species.

The International Business Times recently named our Lagunas Altas trail one of the “5 Best Treks in Patagonia,” next to well-established routes in Torres del Paine and Fitzroy. Just finished this year, Lagunas Altas is a 26-km loop around high alpine lakes that offers spectacular views of the Northern Patagonian Ice Field, Jeinimeni Mountains, and Chacabuco Valley. Congratulations to the trail crew members and interns, and many thanks to all who supported this work!

Below you can link to stories from the past two months at Conservacion Patagonica. Click the titles to read the full story on our blog. We now publish Spanish and English versions of the newsletter and blog; let us know if you’d like to receive this newsletter in a different language. And if any of these stories inspire you to get involved in this historic initiative to create a new 650,000 acre flagship National Park in Chilean Patagonia, please join us!

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