Conserving the iconic araucaria forests
Located in the Andean foothills of southern-central Chile, the Nasampulli Reserve protects 1,500 hectares of threatened native araucaria forest. It connects to another protected area of forest, the Villarrica National Reserve. This continuous corridor of protected forest increases mobility and survival of endemic fauna and flora which have long suffered habitat loss due to land fragmentation.
In the early 1990s this area was under serious threat from deforestation. A ban on araucaria logging and the establishment of Rainforest Concern's Nasampulli Reserve in partnership with the Chilean foundation FORECOS mean that this area of forest is now under strict protection.