If Chilean Patagonia is on Your Bucket List, Help Reforest It
Chilean Patagonia, one of the country's Chile's most coveted bucket list destinations, has been greatly impacted by fires and human activity over the past 100 years and more than 7 million acres have already been destroyed.
One of the worst fires in 2011, which damaged 17,000 acres of Torres del Paine National Park, inspired the non-profit Reforestemos Patagonia to begin their reforestation campaign with the goal of planting 1 million trees in Torres del Paine National Park, Laguna San Rafael, and Cerro Castillo National Reserve.
Even if you can't afford to visit Chilean Patagonia right now, you can still help restore it. For $2,000 you can sponsor a mature tree, in your name or someone else's, and then enter the name into the charity's website to find your tree's coordinates.
To learn more or purchase a tree, visit reforestemospatagonia.cl.
[Photo: Reforestemos Patagonia]