Chile community, indigenous and non profit sites to protect the environment and cultures in Chile

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Expedition cruises aboard the Australis, Skorpios, Cahuela, Antartic Dream and Navimag fleets, trekking, fly-fishing, and adventure trips in both Chile and Argentina. Lake crossing and visits to Puerto Montt and Bariloche. Adventures in Pucon, El Calafate, Torres del Paine, Ushuaia and Tierra del Fuego.

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Tours and travel to Chile and other South America countries, custom itineraries for groups and individuals, responsible tourism and soft adventures for all ages

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South and Central America travel directory and index of tours, hotels, cruises, transportation, vacation planners, trip guides, tour operators for organizing your travels to Latin America

Chile community and indigenous projects

Chile cultural and ecological projects

  • Chile cultural and ecological projects Natural Resources Information Center (CIREN) - Government funded research institute, focusing in natural resources inventory, and its corresponding cartography (GIS).
  • Fund for the Promotion of Scientific and Technological Development (FONDEF) - Government R&D programme, sponsors industry related and environment research projects granted to universities and technological institutes. Features complete project database and lines of work (also more information in Spanish).
  • Fundación Chile - Technology transfer government institution, contributes added value in productive sectors of goods and services, featuring extensive projects and information in areas such as agribusiness, marine resources, forest industry, environment and biotechnology, among others.
  • Centro de Estudios Científicos / Center for Scientific Studies - A private, non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion, development and diffusion of scientific research. Valdivia, Chile. Ongoing research projects, papers and current events.
  • BIOHIDRICA, Biotecnologías del Agua Ltda. - Offers products and services as well as research programs for the biological evaluation of water quality, in the treatment and biological control of water pollution. Santiago, Chile.
  • Bosque Modelo Chiloé - Organization for biodiversity conservation and sustainable management of forests, while improving the quality of life of rural families and indigenous communities, through the funding of research projects.
  • Fiscalía del Medio Ambiente (FIMA) - Non-profit private environmental law organization. Brief information about projects in forest conservation, toxic waste and environmental education.
  • Futafriends - Conservation Efforts in Southern Chile - Grassroots community group campaigning to defend the Futaleufu River in Chile against a proposed hydroelectric power plant. Site includes background information, details of sponsors, and information on how to help the campaign.
  • Pumalin Park - Private environmental protection project and public park in southern Palena region. Historic backgound, site and visiting information, photo gallery, and technical studies.
  • WWF, Valdivian Ecoregion Program - Conservation project for the temperate rainforest ecoregion of Chile and Argentina, which is one of 238 globally important ecoregions identified by the World Wildlife Fund.
  • Chol Chol Foundation - Dedicated to human development with Mapuches, an indigenous group in Chile. Interests include: poverty, women's groups, health, micro-enterprise, intercultural work, and volunteers.
  • Mission Osorno - Place for people who served as full-time missionaries for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Chile Osorno Mission.
  • Care for the Wild - Describes effort to help Vicuña (a wild relative of the Llama) in Chile.
  • Wetlands of Chile - Ramsar Organization's 1981 list of wetlands of international importance, found in Chile.
  • Mapuche Inter-regional Council - bringing together Mapuches from Argentina and Chile living in Europe.
  • Fundación Senda Darwin - autonomous center for the scientific study of Chilean native temperate rainforest in Chiloe National Park.
  • Amnesty International USA: Chile - tracks human rights developments in the country, and includes information on the Pinochet case.
  • Derechos Chile - site traces the history of human rights in Chile from 1973, the year of the military coup, through to the present.
  • Human Rights Watch: Chile - updates and bulletins on the human rights situation in the country.
  • Remember Chile - aims to hold General Pinochet and others accountable for alleged human rights abuses. Includes a 'Pinochet for Beginners' section, and related testimony, declarations, and statements.