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Issue 13 - National Parks

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In our fifth anniversary issue, we feature a special section about national parks and, as always, diverse other articles on 100 pages about nature and the environment, culture, travel and outdoor sports in Patagonia and the world’s last wild places.
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The legacy of Douglas Tompkins

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Editors Note: A year ago today, Douglas Tompkins passed away in a kayaking accident in the Aysen region of Chile near the future Patagonia National Park. In remembrance, the following is excerpted from our special tribute to Tompkins in Issue 10 of Patagon Journal.
 

By Jimmy Langman
 
Like the rest of Patagonia, Lago General Carrera in the Aysen region, the second-largest lake in South America, is prone to volatile weather. Powerful westerly winds regularly come in from the Pacific, gather in the Andes, then swoop down to the lake in a full-force gale turning its waters into a veritable ocean. The morning of December 8, 2015, changed drastically so after Doug Tompkins together with five of his friends set out on the third day of an extended kayak trip. 
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Participate in the 3rd Patagonia Photo Contest!

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Patagon Journal announces the launch of its 3rd Patagonia Photo Contest. 
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Issue 12 - Rivers of Chile

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Our special section on threatened rivers in this new edition of Patagon Journal includes articles from leading river advocates in Chile and internationally, and it comes at an opportune time. In August, the Endesa energy company announced that it was renouncing its water rights for developing five hydroelectric projects in Chile, among them plans for the Futaleufu and Puelo rivers in Patagonia. In the magazine, we show how and why Chile could seize on this important shift in their energy industry to become a worldwide leader in sustainable energy, adventure travel and river conservation.
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