Chile is generally regarded as one of the most beautiful countries on earth, with soaring peaks and rushing rivers stretching along 4,000km from North to South. Though Chile has turned its vast natural assets into the most stable economy in the Americas, the country is plagued by serious land degradation.
The effects of climate change are increasingly visible, with rainfall patterns changing dramatically over the last two decades, affecting crops and water supply for the population. The Atacama Desert in the north is expanding its borders further south each year and the national government is beginning to realize that land restoration and climate change mitigation must form key political priorities for the years to come. Land Life Company wants to support these efforts and planted the first trees with Cocoons in the summer of 2016. We are working together with the Instituto Forestal, who will monitor results. If survival rates are as positive as they have been elsewhere, we look forward to restoring many more hectares of this beautiful country.
CHILEAN CHEAT SHEET:
- The driest place on earth is the Atacama Desert in Chile, where some areas have never seen a drop of rain
- Chile is the narrowest and longest country in the world, measuring just 200km in width in some places
- Chile is home to over 1300 volcanoes; the last eruption was as recent as September 2016