We invite you to learn more about Chilean forests and the species that make them up. We are waiting for you at Estancia Bahía Esperanza.
The General Assembly of the United Nations decided to proclaim March 21 as the International Day of Forests with the aim of raising awareness about the need to protect and preserve the planet’s forest areas and the different species that inhabit them. The choice of the date is due to the fact that March 21 coincides with the arrival of spring in the northern hemisphere and autumn in the southern hemisphere.
The celebration of the International Day of Forests seeks to encourage countries to adopt local, national and international initiatives for the organization of activities related to forests and trees, such as tree planting campaigns.
The theme chosen for 2022 is: “Forests: sustainable consumption and production”, a motto that invites us to choose sustainable wood and consume and produce wood in a more planet-friendly way.
According to information provided by CONAF, Chilean forests cover an area of 17.66 million hectares, which represents 23% of the surface of the national territory. Of this, approximately 14.41 million hectares (19% of the national territory) are native forests.
Meanwhile, globally, forests are home to more than 80% of animal and plant species.
Forests in Estancia Bahía Esperanza
The majority presence of the genus Nothofagus is one of the most characteristic elements in the forests of Estancia Bahía Esperanza and surrounding areas, and has been one of the main protagonists of this territory since its geological and glaciological origins.
The most dominant tree species in the forest at Bahía Esperanza, in descending order of abundance, are: the ñirre, Nothofagus antarctic, the coihue de Magallanes, Nothofagus betuloides; and the lenga, Nothofagus pumilio.
Official video International Day of Forests 2022 – “Forests: sustainable consumption and production”