September 15, 2014
May 5, 2014
Development of the Public Use Plan and implementation of Limits Acceptable Change methodology in Rapa Nui National Park.
Everything ready for the start of the planning process On Friday May 02 has formally begun the preliminary stage of the development of Public Use Plan and the implementation of the methodology Limits o Acceptable Change in Rapa Nui National Park. These activities are part of the substantial support that the Provincial Chief CONAF Easter Island committed to the project known as "Bien Público Rapa Nui" As stated the project website, this "aims to develop a Strategic Plan for Ethnic - Cultural destinations, bearing eastern island as a pilot territory" This is an external CONAF proyect, where the role of the institution is to support and promote a sustainable approach to tourism in this initiative, which especially considers the special characteristics of the Rapa Nui National Park in terms of the vulnerability of natural and cultural heritage. Going further: http://planusopublicopnrn.blogspot.com/
April 21, 2014
March 21, 2014
February 26, 2014
July 9, 2013
http://asiconservachile.cl/x-congreso-latino-ago-13.html (in spanish)
July 4, 2013
In current days, It is very well known that in this global world most of time the development is executed without taking into account land ordering, environmental variables, community thinking and goals, among others. One example of this problematic it has been happening for a few years in the Pehuenche Community called Camilo Conoequir Lloftunekul, located in Chile, Araucania Region, specifically in Curarrehue Village in Trancura Valley. This location has lots of tourism attractions, been some of them, the beautiful landscape with volcanoes, Rivers, Forest, proximity to Argentina border (5km), cultural heritage led by Mapuche - Pehueche ethnicity, among others. Since 2010, an hydroelectric company has been trying to install a plant for electricity production in a river named Anehuerraqui, which is an affluent of the great Trancura River, which is known around the world because of its excellent conditions to do adventure tourism activities as rafting and kayaking. Furthermore, the water that brings Anehuerraqui River is used by the community to irrigate plantations of different products, and also some families do subsistence farming. As we can see, there is a confrontation of two kinds of developments or uses that are difficult to fusion. For one side, the hydroelectric plant is going to produce a big quantity of impacts which are going to affect directly tourism activities and daily life of families. On the other side, nowadays there is a pushful experiential tourism driven by the Pehuenche Community Camilo Conoequir Lloftunekul that is improving quality of life. According to this scenario, there is a question that arises. Is it possible to fight against this crazy development using sustainable tourism as a tool? To answer this question (according to this case) it is necessary to understand what the community has been doing related to tourism development. A couple of years ago this community started establishing experiential tourism without knowing, and today they have an offer extremely interesting, including accommodations, restoration, kayaking, apiculture, guiding, among others. Diagram 1: Tourism development in Trancura Valley – Community camilo Conoequir Lloftunekul.