The incomparable isolation of the island, allows to maintain a suitable control of the species
and the study of its habits without outer contaminations and with relative advantages in the
control of its handling.
During the last century, a certain number of vegetal species, animals, birds and insects
from the continent have been introduced to the island that, mostly, do not contribute to
anything. Tiuque birds, sparrows, rabbits, eucalyptuses, guavas, pines, do not seem to be
real contributions, nor enrichments.
Parrots, flamingoes, butterflies, pheasants, peacocks, birds of the paradise, canaries, etc.,
in a free environment, plus a great exotic animal range in a semi-free environment in parks
with tropical forest and floral species would make of this island an incomparable living
museum at world-wide level.
The possibility of a aquarium with marine species does not discard animals and vegetables
of equal characteristic.
The authority of the Tropical Island must maintain a special coordination with the
Archaeological and Scientific Island and put its accomplishments at the service of the
Tourist Island as attractions. It must coexist with the Territorial Island, the Farming and
Forest Island, the Fishing Island and the Transpacific Island.
7.- The Transpacific Island
The western world took a long time to discover the Easter Island. It only happened on the
Resurrection Sunday of the year 1722, by Jacobo Roggeveen, a Dutch navigator.
For more than a century, this small island did not seem to interest any colonial power.
Its isolation, its little population, its lack of material wealth, surely influenced in its
Its strange millenarian culture, its inexplicable history, its indecipherable writings, its
strange techniques, only caused the universal curiosity and provoked a unraveled mystery,
but no nation was interested in defending it from the adventurers, slavers and merchants.
Only in 1863 the Catholic Church, with its missions, decided to bring relief and to take
control of the abandoned island which had been terribly sacked and where there were
almost no inhabitants left.
From 1870, new adventurers tried to dominate the island, expelled the missions and
continued the sacking. The population in 1878 was only 111 inhabitants.
Only in 1888, throughPolicarpo Toro-Mazote, Easter Island is added to the Chilean territory.
This Transpacific Island is 3.700 km from the coasts of Continental Chile and at a similar
distance from Tahiti. It is in the parallel of the city of Copiapó (Chile) and in the meridian
that passes by the Gulf of California, in Mexico, and by the State of Colorado, in the USA
The distance that separates it from Panama and Mexico is slightly superior to the one with