Chile announces new 'flowering desert' national park

STORY: This is Chile's new Desert Blooming National Park

Location: Atacama Desert, Chile

(Gabriel Boric, President of Chile)

"For us, creating the Desert Blooming National Park is a way to move forward on this path of sustainability. There are more than 200 species of flowers, and exquisite fauna must also be protected. We see that the Atacama region has tremendous tourism potential."

This will be Chile's 44th national park

Atacama Desert is the driest and sunniest desert in the world

The blooming of flowers here

is a natural phenomenon

that only occurs every three to five years