Member of Mountain Biosphere
Torres del Paine (Chile)
The Torres del Paine Biosphere Reserve is a protected area located in the Magallanes Region and Chilean Antarctic, at the southernmost tip of Chile. This reserve is renowned for its spectacular natural beauty and is one of the most popular destinations for ecotourism and hiking in South America. It boasts a vast richness of fauna and ecosystems, with the presence of 130 bird species, including the highest reported richness of raptors in a Chilean protected area. The Torres del Paine Biosphere Reserve is the territory of the largest feline in Chile and the most widely distributed in the Americas, the Puma (Puma concolor), considered as a flagship species.
Year of designation: 1978
Surface area: 770.889 ha
Population: 21.477 inhabitantes
Coordenates: 50º56’30″S 73º24’28″W