Añihue Reserve's main purpose is to contribute to preserving the natural heritage of Patagonia, and one way is by contributing to scientific knowledge of its surroundings, mostly unknown.

This is how we have a scientific program for the development of our own studies, and to support the research of other organizations and institutions interested in the area. We are focused on knowing, record and analyze the existing biodiversity, in order to determine both its heritage value as potential threats.

Research areas covered are wide, including marine mammals such as Chilean and Peale dolphins, blue whales, humpback and killer whales, sea otters and sea lions. Also, birds of different environments, the flora and animals of the forest and intertidal life.

The studies that we are working on at the Reserve are:

  • Monitoring and photo ID of Chilean and Peale's dolphins
  • Underwater Ecological Succession
  • Benthic Biodiversity
  • Oceanography
  • Meteorology
  • Terrestrial wildlife monitoring, through trophy cameras

The information collected is shared, if possible, with regional authorities, the Raul Marin Balmaceda community and scientific publications, to contribute to the dissemination of knowledge of this isolated and unknown part of the country.

If you want to review a resume of our Research Projects…
Download the document Marine Research 2012-2014 [PDF] [4MB]

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