Patagonia Sin Represas

The phrase Patagonia Sin Represas means “Patagonia without dams.” It's the slogan of people and groups who oppose the proposed hydroelectric dam project of HidroAysén in the Aysén Region of Chile. Posters and bumper stickers with the slogan are a common sights as a majority of Chileans and residents of the region in particular, oppose the project. The Aysén region is the XI region in Chile, home to Chile’s portion of Patagonia, the least populated region. The terrain is characterized by coastal mountains, rolling hills, fjord land, and large glaciers. The annual rainfall in certain parts of the region can exceed 300 inches. The region is home to Patagonian Southern Ice Sheet, the third largest ice sheet behind Greenland, and Antarctica.

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