Sharing the Recent Chilean Land Conservation Experience with the European Conservation Community
Tilmann Disselhoff and Tom Kirschey
This paper attempts to capture some of the early lessons from the creation of a new National Park Network in Chilean Patagonia. We argue that the National Park Network of Patagonia constitutes green infrastructure in its own right – a connected, coherent ensemble of protected areas that provide habitat for wildlife, ensure the provisioning of ecosystem services and offer opportunities for nature-based recreation and a burgeoning sustainable tourism industry. We outline open questions and challenges concerning the Network’s future governance and management and propose options for its further development.