Awasi Patagonia Conservation Project
Nature & Wildlife
Relais & Châteaux Sustainability Report
UN’s 17 Goals for Sustainable Development
This principally comprises the protection and conservation of a private forest reserve in Misiones, near Awasi Iguazu. We protect 145 hectares of virgin forest in the Atlantic Rainforest near the Iguazu National Park, an incredibly biodiverse area home to a host of native species of flora and fauna and accessible only to Awasi guests. In addition, we own 200 hectares of native woodland in Patagonia.
Since Awasi Patagonia is located right on the edge of the park, we created a natural corridor on our grounds, expanding the protected area creating territories for them to roam freely. We helped restore the natural habitat of native species, and currently between 9 and 12 pumas roam an area that was devoid of wildlife. The Awasi guides help monitor the puma populations and keep hunters away. Furthermore, we are working to gather information about the behavioural patterns of these species.
Our efforts are focussed on protecting and conserving this valuable ecosystem. We do so by donating and collaborating directly with local entities which work in the protection, rehabilitation and reintroduction of native animals. We also protect natural areas by helping monitor and track local species, and by helping the authorities keep hunters and poachers at bay.