Great-great-granddaughter of Charles Darwin Visits Cape Horn Biosphere Reserve

Sarah D and RR.JPGDuring the recent inauguration of the project “Ecotourism with a Hand Lens in the Chilean Subantarctic Region”, a series of national and international authorities traveled to Puerto Williams and Punta Arenas to celebrate the Omora Park’s new initiative, financed by the Chilean Ministry of Economy. Among these, Sarah Darwin flew in from Brazil, where she is filming a new documentary about her famous ancestor, to participate with Dr. Ricardo Rozzi in the part of the event that took place in Wulaia Bay, where Darwin had some of his most crucial encounters with the Yahgan tribe (in the photo, Sarah Darwin and Ricardo Rozzi review the notes Charles Darwin took from Wulaia bay in 1833 while a Dutch film crew records the event).

Inauguration of “Ecotourism with a Hand Lens”

Urban in front of sign at Program House.JPGThe Omora Park celebrated the inauguration of its INNOVA-CORFO project “Ecotourism with a Hand Lens in the Chilean Subantarctic Region”, funded by the Chilean Ministry of Economy, with a two day celebration in Punta Arenas and Puerto Williams that included authorities from the Universidad de Magallanes, the Chilean Environment Commission, the Chilean Ministry of Economy, the Chilean Commission of Science and Technology, the Magallanes Regional Government, the Chilean Air Force, the Chilean Navy, the University of North Texas, and the US Embassy in Chile, as well as various representatives from major media outlets. These delegates conducted various meetings with university officials, including a videoconference with UNT administrators, as part of the Cape Horn Biosphere Reserve’s ongoing efforts to consolidate an international, interdisciplinary and inter-institutional program for biocultural research, education and conservation (in the photo, Deputy US Ambassador to Chile Carol Urban at the Omora Program Office in Punta Arenas).

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