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Diego Ramirez - Drake Passage Marine Park is now a reality.

On January 22, 2018, the government of Chile approved the creation of the Diego Ramirez - Drake Passage Marine Park.

Clean water research by Dr. James Kennedy and dignitaries meet in Puerto Williams to discuss the Cape Horn Sub-Antarctic Center

Decades of on-site research into clean water at the world's southernmost city Puerto Williams with faculty and students from the University of North Texas and the University of Magallanes, provides strong data about the purity of the water in the Robalo River, which runs through

UNT President Neal Smatresk visits Chile

UNT President Neal Smatresk traveled to Chile earlier this month to meet with program partners, including University of Magallanes President Juan Oyarzo Perez (pictured at left) and Pontifical Catholic University of Chile President Ignacio Sánchez (right). One topic of discussion was the large grant, received by the Sub-Antarctic Biocultural Conservation Program (SBCP) for the construction of the Cape Horn Sub-Antarctic Center in Puerto Williams - the southernmost city in the world. See links to the UNT story and to information about Puerto Williams.

Dr. Ricardo Rozzi is awarded the 2017 Enrique Beltran Prize for the Conservation of Natural Resources

Click to see a video about the award and Dr. Rozzi's contributions to the field. COIRENAT YOUTUBE

Video courtesy of 3hd Studio and

Progress toward the construction of the Sub-Antarctic Cape Horn Center in Puerto Williams, Chile

Article from the newspaper, La Prensa Austral out of Punta Arenas, Chile from Friday, September 15, 2017 (in Spanish)

Image courtesy of Ennead Architects

Read more about the architects and design here: (in English)

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