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Without forgetting the great cattle ranch, it is advisable to carry out investigations on the

small cattle ranch, which is more adaptable to the economy of the plots and more flexible to

the satisfaction of the market, such as the poultries, the pigs, the rabbits, etc.

Agriculture also seems to be feasible if it restitutes the soil and a suitable flora.

The authority of this island must be complemented in a special way with the Territorial

Island for the best use of the roads, the exploitation of waters, the grouping of its houses

and the architecture of its constructions.

This authority must be extremely careful to avoid destroying the Archaeological Island and,

simultaneously, it will have to provide its color and its activity to embellish the Tourist


6.- The Tropical Island

On 27°09´South latitude and 109°27´West longitude, 3.700 km to the west of the South

American coast, Easter Island is located 3° of latitude to the south of the Tropic of Capricorn

in front of Caldera (Chile).

Its rains and temperatures regime determines a warm subtropical climate smoothed by the

effect of the ocean that surrounds it, but without the influence of cold marine currents as

it happens in the continental coast of the country. It rains abundantly in the island (more

than 1.000 mm) and the average temperature is high (20.5°), all the year.

Originally the island must have had a leafy vegetation. The men and the animals destroyed

it to survive and they did not know how to replace it.

Easter Island is the only Chilean territory with warm tempered subtropical climate. The

oases of the North of the country have in some cases temperatures and tropical vegetation

but do not have tropical rains. In other cases there are tropical rains but the temperature

and the vegetation do not correspond to that climate, fundamentally, due to the height.

Being Easter Island the “only thing” in Chile in this sense, it seems possible to face that

reality and to obtain some special benefits out of it.

The Tropical Island can represent for our country a botanical garden in which, in all its

extension, all type of vegetal species can grow, very carefully selected from the ecological

point of view, out of the varied vegetations that there exist in the world, choosing the most

beautiful, colorful and exotic ones in the tropic of each continent.

This outdoors botanical garden, in its appropriate climatic atmosphere, would be a highly

interesting compact sample for tourists and investigators.

The Tropical Island can complement the botanical gardenwith anoutdoors zoowith fabulous

animals, birds and insects of the same climatic condition, both terrestrial and aquatic, thus

obtaining an spectacle unique in the world. A great investigation field for entomologists,

zoologists and ecologists would be open.