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Letter to Nature Magazine

Three faculty urging action to protect the Chilean mountains

They want Chilean scientists to come together with communities and stakeholders to tackle the degradation of Chile's mountains.

Lake in the middle of snow-capped mountains

photo_camera El Yeso Reservoir in the Andes Mountains (IStock)

Mountains cover 64% of Chile's surface and are a crucial source of water, food, energy, minerals and biodiversity. 

That's why we need to protect them.

Therefore, three faculty asked for help and transdisciplinary research by Chilean scientists.

José Tomás Ibarra from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Julián Caviedes, from the Autonomous University of Barcelona, and Carla Marchant from Austral University of Chile, sent a letter to Nature Magazine to address this problem.

They called on policymakers, academia and communities, including Indigenous peoples and self-organized citizens, to work together to prevent discussions from failing as they did in 2016.

Want to know more?

Read the letter.


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