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Stew-Pot Protest at Patagonia Headquarters for a Patagonia Without Dams – Take Action Today [Updated]

Stew-Pot Protest at Patagonia Headquarters for a Patagonia Without Dams – Take Action Today [Updated]

By Jim Little   |   May 20, 2011 May 20, 2011

We came armed with double boilers, frying pans and casserole pots. Banging on cookware in noisy opposition to the proposed construction of five mega-dams in Chile’s wild Aysén region, about 500 employees from Patagonia’s worldwide operations joined the wave of worldwide protests against the proposed industrialization of… Read More

Chilean Government Approves Dam Project Despite Public Opposition

Chilean Government Approves Dam Project Despite Public Opposition

By localcrew   |   May 9, 2011 May 9, 2011

The Patagonian region of southern Chile is considered one of the world's last, great wildernesses, dubbed an "eco-gem" for its rare fauna, ice-sculptured fjords and almost total absence of industrial development. Less destructive alternative energy sources are abundant, and the Chilean government may not fully appreciate the significant tourism… Read More

Rios Libres: The Places In Between

Rios Libres: The Places In Between

Apr 1, 2010 April 1, 2010

Team Rios Libres has completed their journey through Patagonia, studying the potential impacts of 5 proposed damns on two of the region's wildest and most healthy rivers. Two of the dams are proposed for the Rio Baker – Chile’s longest and highest-volume wild river. The remaining three dams would be… Read More

Rios Libres: Moving Like a Feather

Rios Libres: Moving Like a Feather

Mar 12, 2010 March 12, 2010

  We've just received some fresh correspondence from the Rios Libres team with their latest progress. Their first post (featured on TCL Monday, March 8) got the journey started. Today's post shares a first taste of the wild, vibrant waters of the Río Baker, where it meets… Read More

Rios Libres: The Journey Begins

Rios Libres: The Journey Begins

Mar 8, 2010 March 8, 2010

“Chilean Patagonia is a remote region of the world where nature–long left to its own devices–grows wild, beautiful and largely untouched by man. As South America's last frontier, the region boasts incredible biodiversity, breathtaking landscapes, essential ecological values, and a remote solitude that is increasingly rare.” The… Read More