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Ecological Tourism

Senderismo en Península Valdés

At the end of the 1980s and in parallel with the outbreak of environmental movements and the defense of human rights, a concept of ethical, sustainable and responsible tourism was developed: ecotourism. The International Ecotourism Society (TIES), the most important … Continue reading

Birds in El CĂłndor Natural Reserve

Loros Barranqueros

Man is active, and the consequences of his actions are sometimes constructive and sometimes devastating. Acting in favor of the conservation of areas rich in biodiversity is a significant step to repair damage, and also to preserve our natural heritage. … Continue reading

The Condor returns home

LiberaciĂłn de un cĂłndor

A new tourist attraction is developing in Argentine Patagonia. It is linked to the liberation of Condors in the Sierras de Pailemán (in the province of RĂ­o Negro). In the framework of the program “The Return of the Condor to … Continue reading

Orcas’ Method in Chubut

Orcas capturando un lobito en la orilla

The orcas’ population in the Argentine Atlantic Patagonia consists of only 32 specimens; however, they are not of little importance, as they have arisen scientific interest due to their heterodox hunting method –  intentional stranding. These cetaceans intentionally strand on … Continue reading

Kshamenk, the last captive Orca

Kshamenk

At Marine World Theme Park (San Clemente, Argentina) survives a young specimen of Orca, the only one in captivity in South America. Its history varies greatly depending on who tells it. Draw your own conclusions. Kshamenk is a strong young … Continue reading

Curiosities on the Whales

Ballena Franca Austral

Did you know that the whales don’t form couples but mating groups? Why are the whales the species with the biggest testicles in the animal kingdom? Why can it be said that whales are giant water filtering machines? What are … Continue reading

Global climate change consequences

El efecto invernadero es enemigo de la humanidad

Climate change is the potentiation of weather phenomena. The most famous one is global warming, which consists in the steady rise of the Earth’s atmosphere and ocean temperatures, as a result of the greenhouse effect. This is generated as certain gases in the … Continue reading

Climate change: In Cold Blood

Glaciar Balmaceda (Chile) en claro retroceso

The receding Viedma Glacier and the loosening of a 415 square km (160 sq mi) iceberg from Antarctica have reactivated worldwide alarm on climate change effects and brought to the table the issue of man’s moral responsibility for this process. Countries’ energetic and industrial … Continue reading

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