28 February 2014
Camera traps deployed in the Valdivian Coastal Reserve and the adjacent Alerce Costero National Park in southern Chile have revealed the presence of the critically endangered Darwin’s fox. Before the sighting it was believed that Darwin’s fox, among the world’s nine most endangered carnivorous species, only inhabited two other regions in southernmost Chile and that there were between 250 to 1,000 of them left. Charles Darwin was the first scientist to describe the fox in 1834 when he saw it on Chiloé Island in southern Chile. Read more about this historic sighting.