"Since I am conscious I have felt part of nature, I believe that we are all part of nature, by essence. To be able to be working on something that complements my need to be in nature and at the same time being able to contribute to bringing humanity closer to this is a dream come true, using photography as a tool to protect the species that live here. Also, from the first time I set foot in Patagonia, it captivated me in such a way that I have never stopped going, like the Estancia... I think it is a very special place which I hope many people can get to know. Being able to help achieve a real and respectful coexistence between livestock and wildlife, especially with Pumas... working as a team and collaboration is like we make dreams come true. "
Foto: Pía Vergara
Administrador Estancia Cerro Guido
"The main motivation for participating and believing in this project is to be able to work, to apply and demonstrate the sustainability of the livestock activity with the natural environment, where with the use of new pastoral techniques (holistic or regenerative management) and tools such as the use of protective sheperd dogs, allow us to have a space to live in a friendly way where we are all respected. "
Foto: Pía Vergara
"What motivates me the most about this project is the type of work, always in contact with nature and being able to contribute with different methods of protection for livestock and wildlife."
"What motivates me to be a part of this project is being able to contribute to the conservation of the Puma and be part of the change in the way that human beings have related to them in the past. Analyze their behaviours and provide knowledge about the populations that live in Estancia Cerro Guido and in the surroundings of the Torres del Paine National Park. Also keep learning, through daily observation, about nature and all the species that live here. Taking pictures of what I see and surprise myself every day with what I live on the field. "
"I believe that my main motivations are two and that they differ in their origin: one comes from the head and the other from the heart. The first is that I have the conviction that a path towards coexistence between livestock and wildlife is possible. I would like that Cerro Guido can be transformed into a model ranch and that its experiences can be replicated in other places, both within Patagonia and abroad, being a contribution towards a new way of developing human activities, in harmony with its environment.
The second is related to the bond and the love I feel for the Pumas and towards the place. For me, being in Patagonia, and especially with the pumas, is an experience that makes me return to my essence, to understand my place in the world and realize that this place is out there, with nature. On the other hand, being part of a tremendously capable and passionate team that loves what it does, and with which we share the same goals, is the engine that keeps these motivations more alive than ever. And for me, this is essential to be able to achieve success in any project. "
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
"The world is a great ecosystem and we must all take care of it because living beings are genetically designed for this ecosystem and not for another, so we must take care of it. "
"For me this project represents challenging the "established" truths, encouraging the encounter between worlds that seem to have little in common, opening the way when one has a purpose. Here we are betting on a project that seeks to rescue all the positive things that exists in different areas when developing a territory, on the one hand, the importance of the local fauna and flora, on the other, the contribution of livestock to the development and settlement of this area. Writing the history and defining its cultural traditions, all this united by the tourism that is the means that allows to put all this in value and to share it ".
"I just went for a walk, and in the end I decided to stay outside until dark because I found out that by going out, I was actually walking in."
- John Muir