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  The Chilean sub Antarctic region has been identified as one of the 37 most pristine areas in the world.


(Copyright Conservation International 2002)


FORESTS IN MINIATURE
The Miniature Forests that exist in the Cape Horn Commune, the southernmost region of the continent, are considered one of the biggest attractions for science and ecotourism. They are formed by lichens, mosses and hepatic plants.

Chilean scientists, members of the Omora Park Foundation, Universidad de Magallanes, (Magellan´s University), together with a group of bryologists of the New York Botanical Garden, the British Bryological Society and the Duke and Connecticut Universities of the United States, are currently conducting research on mosses, hepatic plants and lichens diversity and ecology of the Chilean sub Antarctic region.

 


MOSSES AND HEPATIC PLANTS
The Chilean sub Antarctic region, a small area located southern Tierra del Fuego, has approximately 750 types of bryophytes, representing 5% of the species of mosses and hepatic plants of the world.


 

 

 

 


DIVERSITY OF LANDSCAPES
The Cape Horn area presents a great diversity of landscapes: Darwin Mountain, Dientes de Navarino (teeth like peaks), Beagle Channel, Murray Channel, Wulaia, Wollaston Islands, and the legendary Cape Horn.


.ATTRACTIVE LICHENS
In some coastal rocks and old trees barks of the Chilean sub Antarctic region, it is possible to observe dozens of lichens types that are scientifically and aesthetically attractive.
 

 

 

 

 

ORGANISMS
There is also a wide variety of living organisms. They will surely make you stop for a thorough observation.


FORESTS AND HABITATS
The region also presents a considerable diversity of forests and habitats that can be observed during the visit to the Omora ethno botanical Park.

 

 

Omora Park has been nominated to be the “Cape Horn” Biosphere Reserve to protect the natural and cultural resources of humanity. (United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP)).



Photos and Map are courtesy of Omora Foundation



 
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