Join Global Response’s campaign to save Patagonia’s wild rivers and forests. The Pascua and Baker Rivers in Chile’s Patagonia are wild, pure, glacier-fed rivers that tumble down to spectacular fjords. They’re so remote that only the luckiest kayakers and fishermen have experienced them. Local residents are eager to attract more eco and adventure tourists to Patagonia’s pristine wilderness. By sharing the beauty, joys and adventure of the region with appreciative guests, they hope to preserve it as a “Reserve of Life (Reserva de Vida).”
But there is now a serious threat to the future of Patagonia’s rivers. A consortium of powerful energy companies from Spain, Italy and Chile want to build 5 dams on the Pascua and Baker rivers. This project would destroy the rivers and submerge unique forest ecosystems -- habitat for many endangered and endemic species. But that’s not all. To deliver electricity to Chile’s northern industrial zone, the companies would erect power lines across 1,500 miles of Chilean forests. The lines would plow through at least 4 national parks and as many as 7 other protected areas, as well as indigenous Mapuche communities.
What can you do to help? Join us in our effort to save Patagonia’s Wild Rivers and Forests - learn more and take action at http://www.globalresponse.org.