Bosque De Fray Jorge National Park
Bosque de Fray Jorge National Park also includes a large number of smaller animals such as common degu, chinchilla and foxes. At least people live in the buffer zone, mainly engaged in agriculture and cattle raising. Research activities and environmental education also take place in the Biosphere Reserve.
Bosque de Fray Jorge National Park
Olivillo Aextoxicon punctatum Epiphytes include: Sarmienta scandens and Griselinia scandens. Bosque de Fray Jorge National Park also includes a large number of smaller animals such as common degu, chinchilla and foxes. A large variety of birds are found here, including the Chilean tinamou Nothoprocta perdicaria and the long-tailed meadowlark Sturnella loyca.
Fray Jorge extends along the range of mountains forming the Cordillera de la Costa, which extends between the River Elqui in the north to the Aconcagua in the south and includes coastal plains and mountainous hinterland. The Biosphere Reserve is situated between formations of scrub and Bosque De Fray Jorge National Park coastal steppes on the one side, and tree and shrub formations of the Cordillera de la Costa on the other. The Fray Jorge forests are green oases surrounded by semiarid lands.
They have some features in common with the hygrophilous forests in the Bosque De Fray Jorge National Park. Fray Jorge represents the dwarf coastal cloud shrubland habitat, harboring succulents and thorny shrubs comprised in the arid and semiarid Mediterranean type plant formation of Mediterranean Glacier National Park To Great Falls Mt. Biomes such as river, estuary the mouth of the Limari Rivercoastline,semiarid sclerophyll shrubland are represented in this reserve.
There are species of native flora, of which are endemic to Chile, 10 are listed as endangered and 84 as vulnerable species. Among the great variety of birds are partridge Nothoprocta perdicariameadow lark Sturnella loycagoldfinch Diuca diucaand mockingbird Mimus thenca. The core area of the Biosphere Reserve has remained in its natural state. There is no evidence of farming, intensive stock raising or exploitation of the forest even though there has been some introduction of livestock in the transition area.
However, in Las Chinchillas there has been excessive grazing, felling of trees and coal mining. At least people live in the buffer zone, mainly engaged in agriculture and cattle raising. The main human activity is tourism, with close to 15, visitors per year.
Research activities and environmental education also take place in the Biosphere Reserve.
Natural in Bosque de Fray Jorge National Park
Sixteen plots of 75 x 75 meters were fenced and netted off in order to keep out herbivores and predators, and the findings of the study have enabled us to identify the key role of interannual precipitation variability in the productivity of each link in the food chain, including herbivores and predators. Flora: The existence of the Valdivian humid forest at this latitude is determined by the permanent coastal fog, an extraordinary phenomenon that creates a suitable microclimate in which terebinth shrubs, cinnamon trees, myrtle, ferns and creepers can grow. That is to say, this is a sample of what Atacama Desert was during the last glaciation, around