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Thanks to everyone’s ongoing support and work as a community on the Lobos Por Siempre Campaign, we are pleased to officially introduce Punta de Lobos Foundation – Fundación Punta de Lobos – a local Chilean-led non-profit organization dedicated to preserving Punta de Lobos’ beauty and its long-term protection.
Threats to Our Iconic Coastal Border
The present threats are related to increasing tourist activity with lack of regulation and private interest to develop invasive real estate projects along the coastline, depriving access to beaches.
Given the reality of Punta de Lobos and land tenure in Chile, the Foundation is working to apply permanent protection under a model called Conservation Easements (CE), which will define the permitted uses over the acquired and other private lands, and restrict large scale construction. These restrictions will be written into the CE, and inscribed in the titles of these properties, so they will protect the land regardless of future title changes.
These Conservation Easements are being designed with the local community, structured with the following values in mind:
- Coastal Access for ALL
- No new large-scale constructions
- Enhancing the historical and traditional activities of Punta de Lobos
Punta de Lobos Foundation aspires to protect Punta de Lobos, inspiring care for natural areas and creating opportunities for the local community. In this regard, the support from each one of you has been essential to start taking protection actions for this magical place.
Design Principles for Design-Making
Punta de Lobos Foundation aspires to protect Punta de Lobos, care for its natural areas, and create opportunities for the local community. In this regard, the support from each one of you has been essential to start taking protection actions for this magical place.
In order to preserve the natural conditions at this magical spot, land needs to be acquired and the Conservation Model implemented on those acquired properties along Punta de Lobos.
Thanks to Save The Waves Coalition, Patagonia, Marisla Foundation and Nicholas Davis, we are pending of USD 366,233 to acquire “Mirador” property, from a total pipeline of USD 5 million to complete the rest of the critical properties for this project to succeed.
The immediate next step is to finalize the acquisition in the first phase, followed by two subsequent phases to acquire two additional properties and restore the native flora. The Fundación will also construct an interpretive center and signage, as well as optimize the flow to guide tourism traffic, reduce erosion and cease destruction of the land.
We invite you to continue to be part of the solution and support the long term protection and conservation for Punta de Lobos.
GET INVOLVED AND CONTACT US!
Click to enjoy our short Teaser on Vimeo, so you feel the energy and beauty of the place we want to preserve – FOREVER!
Video by Alfredo Escobar @escobarphoto