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Issue 9 - Adventure Travel Issue

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Presenting the Adventure Travel Issue, a special, 100-page edition we have published in part for the Adventure Travel World Summit this week in Puerto Varas, Chile.  For the cover story on the 25 best adventure trips in Chile, we were fortunate to have the help of Wayne Bernhardson, who has been writing guidebooks about Chile for Lonely Planet, then Moon, since the early 1990s, and Gabriel O’Rorke, a British journalist based out of Santiago who writes for some of the world’s leading travel magazines. We sought to identify the most extraordinary, high quality trips. Still, it’s just a small sample of the many amazing travel possibilities found along Chile’s incredibly long and diverse landscape.

Patagon Journal now available at 40+ stores in the United States

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Patagon Journal now on sale at the following stores in the United States via Ubiquity Distributors! Let us know if there are stores near you that want to carry the magazine..

Protecting the last refuge of the blue whale?

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Editors Note: The following is from Issue 8 
Rodrigo Hucke-Gaete is the director of the Blue Whale Center, a non-profit in Valdivia, Chile, dedicated to blue whale research and conservation. Huecke-Gaete, 40, has been studying the blue whale for almost two decades. Since 2003, in partnership with diverse institutions, his Blue Whale Center has been tracking blue whales on the coasts of northern Chilean Patagonia through tagging, survey and photo identification each year.  A marine biologist with a doctorate in ecology, he is also an ecology professor at Universidad Austral de Chile. In 2008, he won the prestigious Whitley Award to support his efforts to establish a marine park for blue whales, which finally came to fruition in part last year with the creation of Tic Toc Marine Park. Patagon Journal executive editor Jimmy Langman interviewed Hucke-Gaete via Skype. Excerpts: 

Special edition for Adventure Travel World Summit

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The Adventure Travel World Summit 2015 will be held Oct. 5-9 in Puerto Varas, Chile.  For this annual gathering of the Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA), we will publish a special adventure travel edition that will be distributed to the more than 700 participants, which include leading adventure travel industry professionals, media, and more from 63 countries.

Issue 8 - Tracking Whales

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Welcome to Issue 8, which features on its cover the great blue whale, the largest mammal to ever grace our planet Earth. This endangered species is increasingly sited off the coast of Chilean Patagonia, and our cover story highlights in particular the recently created Tic Toc Marine Park in Chile. This park is now providing what may become a last refuge for the blue whale in the Southern Hemisphere if climate change continues to affect their food source, which largely depends on the shrinking supply of krill around Antarctica.
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