The Valdivian forests are among the most diverse and ancient forests in the world. They cover a vast area of Chile, from Santiago to Puerto Montt. The forest is home to a range of plant species, including many types of ferns and mosses. It also hosts two thirds of all Chilean bird species and a large number of animal species, including deer, puma, and otters. The Valdivian forests are a popular tourist destination, offering visitors the chance to explore the natural beauty of the area. There are many hiking trails and camping areas in the forest, as well as opportunities for fishing and birdwatching.