Protected Area

It is home to different life forms representative of the Strait, as well as being a natural viewpoint of the surrounding landscape. In the 250 hectares (ha) of protected area, the Park concentrates its own flora, fauna and geology, some of them vulnerable to extinction.

As for the fauna, to date 41 species of native wild vertebrates (39 birds and 2 mammals) have been identified plus two introduced species: the rabbit and the hare. In addition, there are two native wild mammals: the puma and the squeaky fox. hectares contain 2 National Historic Monuments (MHN) and archeological sites that indicate human presence for thousands of years.

Of the identified species 5 are in the conservation category, of which 3 are birds: the Concón, the Black Carpenter and the Bandurria, classified as Insufficiently Known, Vulnerable and Out of Danger, respectively. On the other hand, the two mammals (fox and the puma) were classified as Out of Danger and Vulnerable, respectively.

Regarding the flora, you can find forests of lengas, coigües and ñirres, where there is also an abundance of calafate, chaura, plum and vegetation typical of the area, among others.

Regarding its archaeological value, environmental impact studies have registered 19 sites with heritage value, of which 15 are in the Park and another 4 are located on land adjacent to the protected area.
In the interior sectors of the Park, the only settlement corresponds to Fort Bulnes. The coastal sectors were the most used and are grouped in: Observatory Bay, Punta Santa Ana, North Bay, Puerto Muerto and Puerto del Hambre.

After the determination of the archeological sites, mitigation measures have been adopted for their conservation, such as the permanent presence of archaeologists during any task that involves earthworks within the Park, protecting and signaling the archaeological sites, in addition to restricting their access to general public.