The beginning of the end for Patagonia?

The proposed damming of the Rio Baker and Rio Pascua in Chilean Patagonia has been debated for quite some time – and the fact that it’s still even a remote possibility is both deeply depressing and profoundly shortsighted…. Chilean Patagonia has some of the most beautifully unspoilt landscapes I have ever seen, anywhere.

Click here to see images from ILCP Rapid Assessment Visual Expedition to Patagonia.

So, to the Chilean government: desecrating your natural landscape – one of the greatest draw cards for international tourism, and something of which every Chilean can and should be proud (more than half the Chilean population is against the dams proposal) – would be a spectacularly unwise move.

The before/after photos on the ‘Chilean Patagonia Without Dams!’ website say it all.

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