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Chile | Reputed treasure in Juan Fernandez NP lures hunters using backhoes, other destructive means

A two-and-a-half hour flight separates the Chilean capital of Santiago and the Archipiélago de Juan Fernández National Park. The archipelago is rich in marine and terrestrial biodiversity and comprises three islands: Santa Clara, Alejandro Selkirk, and Robinson Crusoe, which is home to San Juan Bautista, the islands’ only permanently inhabited settlement.


According to legend, a treasure lies in the sea around the island.


https://news.mongabay.com/2021/02/the-controversial-hunt-for-a-multibillion-dollar-treasure-in-a-chilean-park/

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