Announcing the winners of our first Patagonia Photo Contest

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In his description of the striking image above, the photographer Mariano Peppi writes:  “A young 11-year-old crosses the rapid waters of the Baker River, accustomed since a young age to help his father transport wools and grass that they trade each year in exchange for food and other items.
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App Review: Chile Travel Adventures

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For nearly three decades, American writer Wayne Bernhardson has been authoring travel guidebooks about Chile and other countries in the Southern Cone for renowned publishers such as Lonely Planet and Moon. Now, in a new foray into digital apps with his Chile Travel Adventures app, he has built on his long experience in the country producing yet another extraordinary tool for Chile travel.
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Photo Contest: Now, vote!

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After two months, our 1st Patagonia Photo Contest has now come to a close. What an incredible, wonderful array of images…we were overwhelmed by the quantity and quality of photos we received.  More than 750 photos from over 350 participants, both professional and amateur photographers, were contributed from all over the world. A big thank you to everyone who has participated! 
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Environmental Profile: Futaleufú Riverkeeper

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Launched in 2012, Futaleufú Riverkeeper is an organization that works to uphold environmental justice principles and promote sustainability in the Futaleufú watershed through a model that combines community involvement and legal action.  Futaleufú Rivekeeper is a member of the Waterkeeper Alliance, an international non-profit founded in 1999 that now has more than 200 waterkeeper organizations on six continents, each working locally to protect different bodies of water.  In Chile, the approval of the environmental impact assessment for the HidroAysén dams project in 2011 sparked the creation of Futaleufú Riverkeeper, the first of its kind in Patagonia.   
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River of Desire Excerpts: Doña Dominga

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(Editors note: This is the first in a series of excerpts we will be publishing on our website from British author Simon Worrall’s book The River of Desire: A Journey of the Heart Through Patagonia. In the current issue of the magazine, we also have a lengthy excerpt.)
 
I discovered Patagonia through an assignment from National Geographic Magazine.  For six, glorious weeks I drove 7,500 miles by jeep, from Neuquén in the north of Argentinean Patagonia to Ushuaia, criss-crossing the steppe from the Andes to the Atlantic, and back.
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