We explore biodiversity conservation strategies based on scientific research of natural life in Chile, with a multidisciplinary approach that integrates culture, art and education.

The biodiversity of Chile is characterized by its high endemism: it is a territory isolated by the desert, the mountain range and the sea, where unique species live. As is the case globally, this biodiversity is threatened by human activity—anthropic pressures—from the destruction of habitats to climate change.

We want to contribute to the conservation and protection of natural life through the creation and support of innovative research projects. We are interested in generating actions in multidisciplinary collaboration, to achieve dialogues and exchange of experiences from various perspectives.

In our private protected area Bosque Pehuén, after ten years of work and experience, we focus on generating knowledge on temperate rainforests, an environment that is considered a relevant site of Biodiversity worldwide. These results can serve as replicable models to contribute to the conservation of natural and cultural heritage in other regions and social contexts.

The care for and protection of wetlands are also a priority for our Foundation, environments characterized by their fragility, their contribution to regulating the climate at a global level and by accommodating a wide variety of natural life. Together with a large network of institutions, we support the study and care of forests, coastal edges, seas and oceans, rivers and glaciers.

Projects

Cultural Program for the 4th International Marine Protected Areas Congress

Fundación Mar Adentro actively participated in the 4th International Marine Protected Areas Congress, IMPAC 4, held from the 4th until the 8th of September 2017 in La Serena-Coquimbo. Fundación Mar Adentro's program set out to observe land and ocean as a common and interrelated space to explore new ways of interaction within coastal areas. A video art program, a scholarship program for researchers from all over the country to come and participate in the congress, as well as workshops that bring together art and science, were some of the activities of this cultural program.

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Green Legacy Hiroshima-Chile: Digital Educational Platform for Peace

Each year the seeds of some of the 170 trees that survived the nuclear bomb of 1945 are collected in Hiroshima. These seeds have been sent to almost thirty countries, and since 2012 they have germinated and grown in the Botanical Garden of the Universidad Austral de Chile, in Valdivia. From this initiative, we generated a digital platform with educational activities, www.legadoverde.cl.

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Pehuén Forest

This conservation site is dedicated to the protection of biodiversity, developing scientific knowledge and research and creating encounters between artists, scientists and nature in order to generate a new perspective and vision about the environment.

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Residency Program

Art and science come together in this program that invites artists, scientists and communities to work together in the southern regions of Chile as well as abroad. With this program, Fundación Mar Adentro seeks to contribute in environmental education through art and interdisciplinary interactions.

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Maipo River Wetland Park

The Maipo River Wetland Park is located at the mouth of the Rio Maipo in the municipalities of Santo Domingo and San Antonio, San Antonio Province, Valparaíso Region. It was declared a Nature Park by the Municipality of Santo Domingo in 2002.

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