Sunday, March 25, 2007

Rapa Nui National Park on CONAF list of protected areas

CHILE: Ice Fields Could Become Biggest Natural Heritage Site
The Chilean government will nominate six parks and reserves in the extreme south of the country, including Torres del Paine, for the UNESCO World Natural Heritage list in February 2008. The total area covers 7.2 million hectares, and it is unequalled for sheer size in this category.
by Daniela Estrada
Inter Press Service News Agency
Mar 23, 2007

The listed sites are the Rapa Nui National Park on Easter Island (1995), the churches on the Chiloé Archipelago (2000), the historic quarter of Valparaíso (2003), the abandoned saltpetre mining towns of Humberstone and Santa Laura (2005) and the Sewell mining camp (2006).

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