The Corcovado National Park is one of the 36 national parks of Chile. One of its main objectives of creation is to protect the unique ecosystems that it houses inside, such as bays, fjords, rivers, volcanoes, valleys and mountains, among others.
Large areas of its land, located in the Los Lagos Region, were modeled by glaciation and form unique landscapes of great scenic beauty. This place is cataloged as one of the last pure places on the planet where its geography or ecosystem has not been invaded by man; including, a great part of its scenic beauties were formed during the glaciation and have remained almost identical.
Much of the park area is covered by forests, mainly evergreen, lenga, Magellan coigüe and Guaitecas cypress. The latter is a conifer of slow development, which can measure more than 20 m. Due to the quality and qualities of its wood, this tree was very coveted for making furniture and boats. Thanks to the fact that many of them were in places that were difficult for man to access, many of them were saved and today they are under the protection of the park.
Due to the diversity of environments that occur in the area, a rich variety of environments is developed for the growth of wildlife, especially mammals and birds. Here live different species of foxes and felines, with mouse ear or eared bat, among many others. In addition, in the waters the southern dolphin, the orca, the sea lion and the tonina coexist.
The Corcovado National Park, the sixth largest in Chile, was formally declared as such in 2005. This large expansive wild park exists to a large extent thanks to its determination. The Corcovado Park covers an area of approximately 290,400 hectares, and contains more than eighty lakes, many of them surrounded by ancient forests, where pumas emerge from the shadows. The brackish estuaries in which the Corcovado and Tic Toc rivers pour and melt in Corcovado Bay are an exceptional habitat for wildlife. The beaches are covered by immense shorebird colonies. The penguins jump between the rocks. There are marine mammals, including seals and sea lions, that live at ease in the bay, which turned out to be a natural nursery of vital importance for blue whales, the largest animals on Earth. Guaranteeing the continuity of the protection of wildlife from the bottom of the sea to the summits of the mountains, in 2014 this coastal area was transformed into one of the first protected areas when the Tic-Toc Marine Park was created.
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