Jon Clark Memorial Scholarship Fund for Youth Paddling

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Last month, Jon Clark, a leading kayaker and director of adventure programs at the Nantahala Outdoor Center in North Carolina, died in a kite boarding accident in the Bahamas. Also a resident of Futaleufu, he built his own home there and was a key figure in initiatives to save Chilean rivers, helping to establish FutaFest and NubleFest, among other efforts. Jon was also an early supporter of Patagon Journal.
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Cecilio Olivares Cadagan, a model Patagon

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Festival Nómade: celebrating ethnic music and Huilliche culture

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The Chilean coastal ecosystem known as Cordillera de la Costa, situated just west of the city of Osorno in the Los Lagos region of southern Chile, hides a paradise of white sand beaches and turquoise waters together with dense, tangled Valdivian temperate rainforest that extends to the Pacific coast. It is a place rich in biodiversity, where it is still possible to find ancient alerces.  As well, one can find a still thriving Huilliche indigenous culture here that has largely remained faithful to its ancestral traditions. To protect the native forest and indigenous communities, in 2000 a network of indigenous parks was created called Mapu Lahual, which in the native Mapudungun language means “land of alerces.” 
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Issue 7 - The Photographic Issue

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At Patagon Journal, we are thrilled to present you with our new edition, “The Photographic Issue.” About two-thirds of this edition is jam-packed with incredible photo stories, and it is without doubt our most beautiful magazine yet. In particular, four extensive photographic essays from some of the best photographers working today in Patagonia. Brian O’Keefe, co-founder of Catch Magazine, gives us stunning images of Patagonia from the perspective of fly fishing at the region’s rivers and lakes. We have a photo essay highlighting the minimalist photography of our contributing editor, Pablo Valenzuela. There is an environmental photo essay from Bridget Besaw, an award-winning photographer for several magazines in the United States. And renowned Chilean photographer Augusto Dominguez contributes a nature photo essay from the wilds of Patagonia.
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Adventure Travel World Summit 2015 in Chile

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By Jorge Moller
 
The Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA) is an organization that brings together more than 1,000 members in the adventure travel industry from around the world, including specialized tour operators, media, products, and consultants, among others. Chile has participated in this organization for more than seven years through Turismo Chile, seeing an important opportunity to promote our travel sector to this niche. Every year a summit is organized in different parts of the world that brings together more than 700 members for a four day event to discuss issues and industry trends such as marketing, sustainability, social networks, and business practices. 
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