In 2007, Arcadia granted $2.0 million to the Conservation Land Trust in Argentina. The grant from Arcadia will help support three different projects taken up by the organisation.
The Conservation Land Trust is engaged in land conservation in Argentina and Chile. The overarching goals of the organisation are in the conservation of biodiversity and strategically important biota. The Conservation Land Trust furthermore emphasizes public access and information, in order to promote biologically sustainable economic activities and tourism.
The Conservation Land Trust will use the grant awarded by Arcadia for three different projects. Firstly, the grant will be used to construct a Park Rangers Centre at Caleta Gonzalo in the 756,000 acre Pumalín Park in southern Chile. The park incorporates evergreen temperate rain forest and protects it and the rest of the land from possible exploitation. The second project is the construction of a visitor and information centre at the Patagonia National Park, the primary conservation priority for Chilean National Parks. Thirdly, Arcadia’s support has enabled the Conservation Land Trust to purchase grassland property in the province of Corrientes, Argentina, as part of a recovery strategy for the Pampas Deer which are on the edge of extinction.