Study: fish species endangered if dams built on the Puelo River

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Puelo River. Photo: Andres AmengualPuelo River. Photo: Andres Amengual
By Iván Vera Escalona
Translation by Zoe Baillargeon

Vestiges of a remote past, glaciers tell us about a different time scale, alien to the human one. Reminiscent of what they once were, the glaciers that hypnotize us so with their celestial flashing, with their roughness or dimensions that at times seem overwhelming, are survivors of another era.

New “Friends of the Parks” organization to aid Patagonian parks

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Photo: Amigos de los ParquesPhoto: Amigos de los Parques 

By Zoe Baillargeon
The new Amigos de los Parques de la Patagonia (Friends of the Patagonia Parks) organization celebrated its launch last Thursday with a packed event at the Museum of Visual Arts in Santiago.

Chile's national parks: The big challenge ahead

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As Chile’s national protected area system grows, so do the challenges to protecting its natural resources while maximizing enjoyment for its growing visitors
By Cristóbal Pérez

Editors Note: The following is from Issue 16.
When we think of national parks, our minds immediately go to imposing and indomitable landscapes full of nature and life. We think of locations rich in flora and fauna, with iconic vistas that capture the identities of their respective regions, places that inspire governments and others to make greater conservation efforts.

Restoring the Darwin's rhea at the future Patagonia National Park

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Photo: Justin LotakPhoto: Justin Lotak


By Cristián Saucedo 
Translation by Brent Harlow
Three years ago, Conservación Patagónica began its Darwin’s Rhea Conservation Program with the construction of a breeding center and the installation of park rangers to patrol, take censuses, and set up camera traps to monitor wild Darwin’s rheas and identify threats to their survival.

Tourism reserve flows: A necessity for river conservation

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By Juan Carlos Cuchacovich 
Editors Note: The following is from Issue 12.
Chile’s Water Code, issued in 1981, created a regulatory instrument that established entirely a neoliberal economic policy. These water regulations permitted perpetual, tradable water claims to be assigned via the market. This touched off a race that resulted in the assignment of the majority of rivers to whomever presented the corresponding requests, and the spoils were distributed without consideration for the environment, geopolitics, public health, or equity.
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