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Grant Funded

A grant submitted by Dr. Tamara Contador (PI) to Instituto Antarctico Chileno (INACH) was recently funded--

The grant "Dípteros en regiones sub-Antárticas y Antárticas: ¿están listos para los cambios?" (Dipterans in sub-Antarctic and Antarctic regions: are they ready for the changes?) was funded approximately $77,100.00 US.

James H. Kennedy, UNT, and Peter Convey, British Antarctic Institute, served as International Collaborators with Dr. Contador on this grant.

The United States Ambassador to Chile Visits the Omora Ethnobotanical Park

The US Ambassador to Chile recently visited Omora Park. Michael Hammer, the ambassador, along with Dinah Arnett and Kimberly Gillen, met with the Sub-Antarctic Biocultural Conservation Program to discuss the research and future plans of the program. His trip began with his arrival to Puerto Williams on Monday, September 12, in order to partake in a tour at the Omora Ethnobotanical Park. He was met by the group of researchers that work in the Biosphere Reserve of Cape Horn.

Please read the original article written by Fabian Campos in Spanish below.

Secretary of Tourism Visits the Omora Park in the Cape Horn Biosphere Reserve

Omora Park recently opened its doors to two groups of tourists, numbering 36 participants each. This tour was made possible by the Chilean Association Congress of Tourism (ACHET), the University of Magallanes (UMAG), the Millenium Institute of Ecology and Biodiversity (IEB), the Omora Foundation, and the participation of the University of North Texas (UNT).

Please read the original article written by Fabian Campos in Spanish below.

http://www.umag.cl/facultades/williams/?p=6363

Technological Galapagos Exhibition Results in Punta Areas

This past Friday, September 9, 2016, in the library of the University of Magallanes, there was a presentation on the results of the Technological Galapagos Mission: A model of specialized tourism and the conservation of the Cape Horn Biosphere Reserve. This activity was organized by the Sub-Antarctic Biocultural Conservation Program (SBCP) as well as the University of Magallanes (UMAG), the Institute of Ecology and Biodiversity (IEB), the Omora Foundation, and the University of North Texas (UNT).

Please read the original article written by Fabian Campos in Spanish below.

Chile’s Foreign Invaders by Ramiro Daniel Crego

Read the full article by visiting the link below.

http://sunstruckmag.com/2015/11/04/chiles-foreign-invaders/

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