The Flora of the Huilo Huilo Biological Reserve. A guide to the identification of species

Rescuing the Natural Heritage of the Temperate Rainforests of Southern Chile

The Huilo Huilo Biological Reserve covers more than 100,000 hectares of Patagonian Temperate Rainforest in the Los Ríos region south of Chile, with incredible biological diversity and spectacular scenery. Two core organizations manage the Reserve. One is the Huilo Huilo Desarrollo Turístico LTDA., which manages the touristic business such as the unique Magic Mountain Lodge; the other is the Huilo Huilo Foundation, a non-profit organization that focuses on the conservation as well as the integration of the local community.

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Jochen Zeitz of The Long Run and Zeitz Foundation at the IUCN World Parks Congress 2014

Why Do Protected Areas Matter? Jochen Zeitz at the IUCN World Parks Congress 2014

The IUCN World Parks Congress is a landmark global forum on protected areas held once every ten years. As the world’s most influential gathering of people involved in protected area management, it sets the global agenda for the following decade. The 2014 Congress was held in Sydney, Australia, 12-19th November, to which I was invited to speak. I take this opportunity to share with the LRI community the message that I conveyed, on their behalf, to the Congress which brought together more than 6,000 conservation, development and business participants from over 170 countries around the world.

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Grootbos Candle Making

Community Enterprise Initiatives Reduce, Reuse and Recycle at Grootbos

Over the past few months, the Grootbos Foundation has launched numerous sustainability initiatives, including candle-making and water-bottling, which focus on minimising waste, local community job creation and ensuring that goods produced for the lodges at the GER® Grootbos Private Nature Reserve are locally and ethically sourced.

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Privately Protected Areas: a hot topic for the IUCN World Park Congress

Jochen Zeitz has been invited as the keynote at this year’s IUCN World Park Congress, a landmark global forum on protected areas, to be held at Sydney Australia this November from 12th -19th. More than 4,000 people from over 165 countries are expected to attend the event.

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