A 10-year Regeneration
Nestled within 70,000 pristine acres of northwestern Argentinean territory, Condor Valley is a world from the past. Home to cave paintings of the ancient Diaguita Calchaqui tribe, an indigenous tribe who resided here over 2,000 years ago, and central to gauchos, indigenous tribes, and multigenerational families (and local characters). The varied microclimate of Condor Valley supports a diverse and abundant array of flora, fauna and zoological species, including giant armadillos, anteaters, jaguarundi, ocelots, pumas and pampas cats, corzuelas, agoutis, fox, wild boar, partridges and condors.
Located in the province of Salta, Argentina, Condor Valley is a adventure tourism destination with both subtropical and high Andean landscapes. While the heart of the province is located in the tropical zone and has a generally warm climate, there are marked variations owing to the variation in altitudes. With only three rustic villas nestled amongst 70,000 acres, Condor Valley is a private and secluded locale. The thriving wildlife and natural beauty of the high Andes create the ideal setting for the most authentic Gaucho experience on the planet. The preserved ecology, regenerative agriculture, variations in elevation and diverse microclimates make Salta a premier destination for wildlife viewing, wine tasting, and adventure. It’s vast territory is home to 65 % of all Argentine bird species, with 657 species of the 1,000 that live in the country being found in Salta.
Global Wildlife Conservation
Global Wildlife Conservation and Condor Valley are working together to establish the W. Henry Hudson Institute of Conservation at an existing facility at La Bodega; with an ongoing analysis of the ecosystems and fauna from the base of operations at Condor Valley, the Institute and GWC will work closely with worldwide research organizations to actively support conservation efforts critical to the Salta region of Northwest Argentina.
A Rare Species: Taruka
A population of taruka, the rare and sacred species of deer native to high-elevation grasslands in the Andes, have been sighted in the upper elevation areas of Condor Valley. Taruka are listed as “vulnerable” on the IUCN endangered species list, and a better understanding of the distribution and ecology in northern Argentina will hopefully lead to more directed and successful conservation efforts for this rare species.