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Chile, officially the Republic of Chile, is a country located in western South America. It is the southernmost country in the world and closest to Antarctica, stretching along a narrow strip of land between the Andes Mountains and the Pacific Ocean. With an area of 756,096 square kilometers (291,930 sq mi) and a population of 17.5 million as of 2017, Chile shares borders with Peru to the north, Bolivia to the northeast, Argentina to the east, and the Drake Passage to the south. The country also controls several Pacific islands, including Juan Fernández, Isla Salas y Gómez, Desventuradas, and Easter Island, and claims about 1,250,000 square kilometers (480,000 sq mi) of Antarctica as the Chilean Antarctic Territory. The capital and largest city of Chile is Santiago, and the national language is Spanish.

Biodiversity[edit | edit source]

Wikipedia: Chile, Biodiversity

Trees, woodland and forest[edit | edit source]

Pirque Forest - From a parking lot to a lot of parks
Authors: SUGi Project, Oct 26, 2021

Cycling activism[edit | edit source]

Critical Mass bicycle rides in Chile

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Urban sustainability[edit | edit source]

Ciudad Emergente

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  • ‘One of the most progressive and environmentally conscious legal texts on the planet’: Chile’s proposed constitution and its lessons for Australia, The Conversation (Aug 30, 2022)
  • How Eco Fibra is tackling the fashion dumpster in the Chilean Desert, Shareable (May 11, 2022)


Chile creates five national parks over 10m acres in historic act of conservation, Jan 29[1]


Chile's Energy Transformation Is Powered by Wind, Sun and Volcanoes, Aug 12[2]


Wind power plant in Atacama Desert fills Chile's clean-energy sails, Jul 5[3]


Chile Rejects Patagonian Dam Project, Environmentalists Hail Victory, June 16[4]


Okuplaza – Pavement to Plaza in Santiago, October 30[5]


Campaigns: Isla Riesco Chile (es), save Riesco Island from destruction,,[6] Written by Paulina Aguilera Muñoz, Translated by Negarra Akili Kudumu, February 21



In Chile, where 62% of the national territory is already affected by desertification, blogger Alfredo Erlwein expressed concern on the blog El Ciudadano (The Citizen) on how little knowledge citizens have about desertification.

Efectivamente la desertificación es el problema ambiental más grave de Chile y muy poco conocido. Existen grandes zonas, como en la costa de la octava región, donde la erosión severa supera el 50% de la superficie: esto es que literalmente más de la mitad de los suelos se ha perdido por completo. En esas zonas se encuentran cárcavas de más de 50 metros de profundidad. Una tasa normal de formación de suelo puede ser de 0.2 cm por año, lo que evidencia la gravedad del asunto.

Desertification is indeed the biggest but least known environmental problem in Chile. There are vast areas, such as the Eight Region's coast, where the severe erosion exceeds 50 percent of the surface: this means that more than half of the land has been lost, literally. In those areas there are grooves of over 50 meters of depth. A normal range of land formation is of about 0.2. centimetres per year, which proves the severity of the matter.,[7] November 4

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Wikipedia: Chile, Indigenous peoples in Chile

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