What We Do

Patagonia Sur is a conservation-oriented company that invests in, protects, and enhances scenically remarkable and ecologically valuable properties in Chilean Patagonia. 

Patagonia Sur has developed a world-class, first-of-its-kind real estate model centered around conservation. After years of studying and exploring the region, we acquired seven remarkable, distinct, and unique ecosystems totaling more than 60,000 acres. Of note, is the use of an innovative and practical Chilean legal agreement, the Servidumbre Voluntaria, which guarantee the permanent protection of the Valle California Reserve, allowing conservation-minded families to jointly-own and enjoy a magnificent ecosystem, with the assurance that its beauty will be preserved forever. Patagonia Sur plans to develop similar agreements for its other remaining properties based on the needs and vision of future buyers.  

For the long-term maintenance and integrity of the private land conservation model, we supported the creation of one of the first land trusts in Chile and South America — La Fundación Tierra Austral — an independent organization, whose mission is to monitor and enforce the conditions of Servidumbre Voluntarias, such as the one that governs the Valle California Reserve. Servidumbre Voluntarias adapt the enormously successful Conservation Easement model from the United States to the Chilean legal framework.  While the legal framework is consistent for each Servidumbre Voluntaria, the agreements may be tailored to meet the specific needs of individual properties and the landowners involved.

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