WHO WE ARE
The Valle Cochamó Organization (OVC), is a non-profit community and transversal organization, comprised of land owners, friends, and business operators who work for the development of responsible tourism, community development, safeguarding traditional lifestyles, their culture and identity to make viable the creation of a protected area.
OVC was founded in 2017 as a result of the explosive growth of visitors to the region and the constant threat of hydroelectric, forestry and real-estate projects in one of the most beautiful places in Northern Patagonia.
During these years we have managed to implement a visitor management system, where load capacity is established through mandatory reservations, hired and recruited park rangers and volunteers in charge of receiving the tourist and delivering the necessary information. With this system we have managed to reduce the impact of the visitor by improving the management of garbage and recycling, fire risks and water pollution derived from uncontrolled tourism.
The properties that make up the territory of the Cochamó Valley are not National Parks or Private Reserves.
The necessary resources for the management of these territories have been made possible thanks to the contribution of the owners, voluntary contributions from the general public and private companies.