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Juan Fernández Archipelago (Chile)

Juan Fernández Archipelago (Chile)

Juan Fernández (Chile) The archipelago is located in the Pacific Ocean, approximately 667 km west of
the port of San Antonio, and is made up of three islands. It holds unique ecological characteristics, like its exceptional degree of native vascular flora endemicity (62%), with several relics. One noteworthy feature of the Juan Fernández forest is that no less than 100% of its tree species are endemic. As for fauna, highlights include the Juan Fernández firecrown, the Juan Fernández tit-tyrant and the Juan Fernández fur seal.

Declaration Date: 1977

Country: Chile

Surface Area: 9,570 ha (under extension process)

Resident population: 786 inhabitants

Contact: Claudio Ilabaca    claudio.ilabaca@conaf.cl

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