A “conservative” island off the Chilean coast named after Robinson Crusoe

Americas Now

There’s an island off the coast of Chile that was the inspiration for one of the most famous novels in Western literature.

Called “Robinson Crusoe,” it was the story of a shipwrecked castaway who survived on berries, goats and fish for over four years before being rescued.

Today Robinson Crusoe Island is part of a national park and a leader in ocean and wildlife conservation.

Take a look at some images of this storied sanctuary.