The National Park Los Glaciares is a pristine area located in Patagonia (Argentina). It protects the Southern Patagonian Ice Field, which is the third largest icefield on Earth, after Antarctica and Greenland, with nearly 17000 km2.
Magallanes Peninsula is a Provincial Reserve, adjacent to the South Zone of the National Park, which brings extra protection to the Park. The ecosystem protected in the area is unique as well as its beautiful landscapes. Besides beautiful glaciers (among them the famous Perito Moreno) descending downvalley and taking contact with the Magellan forest with beeches, (something almost unique in the world), the wildlife is spectacular. Patagonia is the home of condor and puma, but there are also woodpeckers, owls, foxes, large trees and shrubs, orchids and other small flowers and lots of birds.
We receive thousands of tourists every year, and they marvel at the vastness and admire especially the immaculate region, where the hand of man has hardly left a mark.
There are economic interests that seek to corrupt this place unique, source of water and energy for the soul, in equal measure, installing a ski slope, arguing that it would bring jobs and benefits to all. Obviously, the immediate consequence would be building infrastructure that inevitably will destroy the place. Just what makes the area unique to Glacier National Park and the Peninsula de Magallanes is its wildness, and we want to be preserve it, for us and for those who come after us...
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Help protect from devastation one of the last untouched places in our planet, where glaciers (including the famous Perito Moreno), witnessed the birth of humanity, even coexist with the unique...
Help protect from devastation one of the last untouched places in our planet, where glaciers (including the famous Perito Moreno), witnessed the birth of humanity, even coexist with the unique flora and fauna of Patagonia.
Avoid the installation of a ski slop that will destroy the future and the source of drinking water, the most important legacy that we´ll leave to posterity!