The Kawésqar Territory extends into the Macro zone of Patagonian Fjords and Channels: from the Taitao Peninsula of the north, to the Brecknock Peninsula of the south.
80% IN PROTECTED WILDERNESS AREAS
National Park Laguna San Rafael + National Park Bernardo O´Higgins
National Park Kawésqar + Marine Park Francisco Coloane y MCPA-MU
National Park Alberto de Agostini + Marine Coastal Protected Area MU Seno Almirantazgo
Protected Wilderness Areas
Laguna SAN Rafael
Located in the Region of Aysén. Created on June 17, 1959
The Park has an area of 1,742,000 hectares and is recognized for the San Rafael, San Quintín glaciers and for Monte San Valentín claiming the highest peak in Chilean Patagonia.
Located in the Commune of Tortel, Capital of Capitán Prat Province. The reserve was created on December 21, 1983 by DS n.° 780, and has a surface area of 674,500 hectares.
The park is administered by two regions: the Tortel commune in the Aysén region, and the Natales commune in the Magallanes Region. It covers an area of 3,525,901 hectares and was created on July 22, 1969 by DS n.° 264.
Expanded and Reclassified to National Park in 2017
Since July 22, 1969 the park has been protected by the “Alacalufes National Reserve” conservation model DS n.° 263. It covers a total area of 2,800,000 hectares.