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Construction on the Sub-Antarctic Cape Horn Center continues!

Construction crews are busy in Puerto Williams, the location of the forthcoming Sub-Antarctic Cape Horn Center. This center will be an international hub for research, education, and community outreach. New York-based Ennead Architects designed the LEED-compliant complex with a sensitity to the landscape and environment. Learn more about Ennead Architects and see renderings of the Center here.

Cape Horn Biosphere Reserve awarded Top 100 Sustainable Destination for 2018


For the fourth time the Sustainable Destinations Top 100 is unveiled. This list celebrates the efforts of tourism destinations for responsible and sustainable tourism.

British Ambassador Emphasizes Collaboration Between Chile and the United Kingdom

Jaime Bowden, the British ambassador in Chile visited Puerto Williams recently to strengthen and formalize collaborative development of programs related to sustainable tourism, education, and the protection of the environment. Ambassador Bowden toured the facilities of the Sub-Antarctic Biocultural Conservation Program, including the site of the upcoming Cape Horn Center.

Second cohort of NSF-funded International Research Experience for Students application is now open!

Dr. Jaime Jimenez announces 2nd cohort of the NSF-funded International Research Experience for Students (IRES) is now open for applications.

"It is my pleasure to announce the call for the second cohort of students application of our NSF International Research Experience for Students (IRES) grant, 'IRES: Cross-cutting interdisciplinary research and integration of ecology and biocultural conservation in the world's southernmost forests.'"

Four institutions sign letter of intent to expand ecological research in Chile

The President of the Catholic University of Chile, Ignacio Sánchez welcomed the presidents of the University of North Texas, Dr. Neal Smatresk and the University of Magallanes, Dr. Juan Oyarzo, as well as the director of UNT's Sub-Antarctic Biocultural Conservation Program and the Institute of Ecology and Biodiversity, Dr. Ricardo Rozzi, to the Catholic University in Santiago, Chile, in order to consolidate a partnership strategy for the management of the future Sub-Antarctic Cape Horn Center.

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