Ecosystem        Biosphere        Biocenose

Ecosystem:  A system that includes all living organisms (biotic factors) in an area as well as its physical environment (abiotic factors) functioning together as a unit.


The project forsook the term "ecosystem" in favor of restoring the concept of “biosphere” in its original understanding

and of the concept of “biocenosis”

so now we can think of building the Noosphere

The Project was formerly six properties that have been managed since 2006 as the Pichimahuida Project.


It is about 1800 ha broadly divided into the following categories:

  1. The valley floor (approx. 480 ha), which includes:

    -  about 100 ha wetlands

    -  250 ha of pines (Pinus ponderosa and Pinus contorta) planted under Conaf (National Forest Corporation of Chile) projects in 2004 and 2005;

    - 40 ha rock collapse (the result of a glacier lake outburst flood in December 2000) ;

•   Ancient lake terraces (25 ha) ;

•   Steep slopes (450 ha) ;

  1.   Higher areas – a mixture of small lakes, wetlands, pockets of forest, and exposed and heavily eroded areas.


       The major problems are results of the fires in the mid 20th century, followed by grazing by sheep and cattle, and logging.  There is heavy erosion in some areas, and total soil loss in some of the higher areas and slopes.  Invasive species such as rosa mosqueta, magellan barberry (calafate) and other woody shrubs are present in areas where cattle and sheep were previously present. In most areas forests were devastated, that resulted in loss of habitat for native fauna.


    The valley can be described as a “anthropogenically destroyed ecological zone”. In geological terms it is a young valley, with fewer endemic species, the vegetation had no time.  The ecological community is changing into a shrub steppe with exotic species.


        The location is bounded by rivers, by a lake and a glacier. It is adjacent to the San Rafael National Park and the Northern Patagonian Ice Field.  The property hosts a wide variety of birds, and there is a noticeable increase in the numbers of water birds there on a seasonal basis.  Fauna is more limited, although native foxes and small animals (mainly rodents) can be found.  There are signs of the presence of pumas, foxes and other native animals, such as dwarf armadillos and bats. Removal of unnecessary fences is allowing free movement of other indigenous animals, in particular herbivores, such as huemules (South Andean deer) that are found in adjacent areas.

Pichimahuida:


  1. Objectives

  2. Location

  3. Access Leones

  4. Collaboration

  5. Friends



Restorative protection of Nature includes the restoration of concepts that fit the Project and Nature in it.

The project aims at restoring crucial aspects of the biosphere theory in its original understanding, as formulated by V.I.Vernadsky. And approach the biocenosis as a whole, without dissecting the infinite complexity of interlinkages of Nature and of the living matter.  Therefore: 


LIVING NATURE MATTER                       INERT ABIOTIC MATTER


The project recognises the concept of Noosphere in the meaning given to it by Pierre Teilhard de Chardin.


Nature does not need our money, Nature needs our thinking.


Half of living matter on Earth has vanished since we arrived.pdf


The biomass distribution on Earth.pdf

01.2018 - January 2020

Берегите эти земли, эти воды

даже малую былиночку любя.

Берегите всех зверей внутри природы,

Убивайте лишь зверей внутри себя.

                                    Е. Евтушенко

Save these lands, these waters

Loving any little ounce of life.

Save all nature beasts from slaughters

Slaughter only beasts who in you rife.

                                            E. Yevtushenko

                                            Russian poet

Project’s translation

The original ecosystem of the region was devastated by fire in the first part of the XX century.

It now represent the future of areas burning in the Earth in 2019 - 2020.

The region’s colonisation in the first part of the XX century greatly contributed to the loss of biodiversity on Earth.

On the basis of death toll of Australian apocalyptic fires of 2019-2020, for 3 millions hectares burned in Aysén approximately 400 millions (conservative) animals were killed in the region, this figure includes invertebrates only. Many species, some unknown, were extinct.

Introduction of cattle on burned down land pushed the remaining native animals to extinction, like now in Australia, where few remaining native animals have to share burned ground with tens of thousands of wild horses or camels.

Like present Australian bushfires, Aysén deliberate bushfires contributed to huge increase in global carbon dioxide.

A new novel devastated ecosystem was created in the region, like now Australia shows the new normal climate and ecosystem for the Earth, as harbinger of planet’s future.