Corcovado National Park:
Chile's Wilderness Jewel

Corcovado, Chile's newest major national park, is a Yosemite-scale wilderness of shimmering lakes and snow-capped mountains, anchored by the Corcovado volcano, often called “the Matterhorn of South America.” Designated in 2005 by then president Ricardo Lagos, the park was born of an innovative public-private collaboration spurred by the largest-ever donation of private land to Chile’s national park system. The gift of land that prompted the park's creation came jointly from American philanthropist Peter Buckley and the Conservation Land Trust, sister organization to the Foundation for Deep Ecology.

In Corcovado: Chile's Wilderness Jewel, photographer Antonio Vizcaíno captures the beauty and diversity of a landscape almost untouched by modern humans. With a foreword by President Lagos and essays by other principals in the park’s birth, Corcovado National Park explores the natural wonders of an extraordinary place and tells the stories of the conservationists who made certain it would remain a bastion of wild nature held in trust by the Chilean people for future generations.

Contributors: Ricardo Lagos, Douglas Tompkins, Juan Emilio Cheyre, Carlos Cuevas, Tom Butler and Antonio Vizcaíno; photography by Antonio Vizcaíno.

Spanish edition distributed commercially by Ocho Libros Editores (Santiago), 2012. English private edition published by the Conservation Land Trust.