Daily Expedition Reports
Karukinka Private Reserve | Patagonia

Steve Ewing, Video Chronicler, October 2019

  • Daily Expedition Reports
  • 19 Oct 2019

Karukinka Private Reserve | Patagonia

  • Aboard the National Geographic Explorer
  • Patagonia

A morning at sea after what seems to have been weeks of exploration was a welcome rest today. We filled the hours with interesting talks from the natural history staff, punctuated by delicious meals from our galley team. We were heading in the direction of Karukinka Private Reserve. The park is a well-protected area managed by the Wildlife Conservation Society, which received the land from Goldman Sachs after mining investors failed to meet the terms of their lease, and the land was seized. Now Chile and the WCS jointly manage the massive private park. It was our privilege to get to visit the area in the afternoon and make a landing amongst scores of Andean condors and southern elephant seals. In the evening, we set sail for the southern reaches of the Darwin range on Tierra Del Fuego.

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