is a South American country occupying a long, narrow strip of land between the Andes to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west. It borders Peru to the north, Bolivia to the northeast, Argentina to the east, and the Drake Passage in the far south. Chilean territory includes the Pacific islands of Juan Fernández, Salas y Gómez, Desventuradas, and Easter Island in Oceania. Chile also claims about 1,250,000 square kilometres (480,000 sq mi) of Antarctica, although all claims are suspended under the Antarctic Treaty.

The arid Atacama Desert in northern Chile contains great mineral wealth, principally copper. The relatively small central area dominates in terms of population and agricultural resources, and is the cultural and political center from which Chile expanded in the late 19th century when it incorporated its northern and southern regions. Southern Chile is rich in forests and grazing lands, and features a string of volcanoes and lakes. The southern coast is a labyrinth of fjords, inlets, canals, twisting peninsulas, and islands.


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Guest Opinion: Charlotte Roe: Making America weak

Daily Camera 20 Nov 2020
By Charlotte Roe. Attempts to overturn a free and fair election. Delusional claims of victory. Demonization of the press. Increasing tests of loyalty. Undermining the military chain of command ... … Do not feel safe ... Charlotte Roe, a wildlife and public lands advocate and retired diplomat, was a political officer in Chile during the last years of Pinochet ... .

Predators form an unusual coexistence in the central Chilean Andes

Phys Dot Org 13 Nov 2020
Kelly worked with Christian Osorio, a doctoral student in the Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation, and researchers from the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile to chart the locations of and potential interactions between pumas and foxes in central Chile.

The Uncomfortable Truth About 'Rewilding'

Vice 04 Nov 2020
From the much-vaunted Knepp Estate in West Sussex, to the six-year-old experiment at Dunsany Castle, to the enormous wildlife reserve established by the ex-CEO of Patagonia clothing in Chile, many of the pioneering rewilding projects in the world today have been established on private land.

The best shows on Disney+ right now

Digital Trends 24 Oct 2020
There’s a lot to love about Disney’s streaming video service,�Disney+ ... (It’s also the one and only place you can see Baby Yoda in The Mandalorian, too!) ... Cast ... Cast ... 7 ... Watch on Disney+ Wild Chile. Marvel at the beautiful wildlife in Chile as you travel on a virtual safari alongside guide Rene Araneda and oceanographer Susannah Buchan.

Charlotte Roe: Echoes of Pinochet in 2020 election

The Salt Lake Tribune 09 Oct 2020
Amid nightmares over voter suppression, electoral mayhem and COVID-19, I’m transported back to Chile’s 1988 plebiscite under the rule of Gen ... Yet Pinochet presided over Chile’s first free elections in 18 years without interfering ... Charlotte Roe, a human rights and wildlife advocate, is a retired U.S.

Chilean scientists rediscover 'ghost' frog in far-flung desert hot spring

Deccan Herald 23 Sep 2020
Scientists relocated the diminutive Hall's water frog, named for the American researcher and collector Frank Gregory Hall who discovered the species in 1935, in a tiny hot spring oasis near Ollag�e in Chile's Atacama desert ... Chile ... wildlife.

Mountain lions on the streets: Chilean capital sees influx of big cats amid lockdown

The Los Angeles Times 06 Sep 2020
SANTIAGO, Chile —  ... (Andres Pina / Aton Chile / AFP) ... “As in California, central Chile’s pumas are mainly nocturnal animals, and traffic creates impenetrable barriers for them to cross without being run over,” said Cristián Bonacic, a veterinarian and wildlife professor at the Catholic University of Chile.

‘Fixing the damage we’ve done’: rewilding jaguars in Argentina

Deccan Herald 02 Sep 2020
So Di Martino was thrilled to get any and all jaguars for the most challenging phase of a yearslong effort to create vast wildlife sanctuaries across Chile and Argentina ...Landscape without wildlife is just scenery,” Kristine Tompkins heard someone say soon after she and ... wildlife.
photo: Creative Commons / Mauro Tammone
Leopardus guigna in Anticura (Parque Nacional Puyehue, X Region, Chile)

The Americas' Smallest Cat Just Got Cuter As Video Reveals What It Sounds Like

IFL Science 19 May 2020
The photographed individual was, like many of Sartore’s subjects, from captivity, specifically the Fauna Andina, a licensed wildlife reserve and rehabilitation center in south-central Chile. It’s one of the few wildlife centers in the world to house güiñas and looks after individuals injured in the wild, which can sometimes be released.

‘Saving animals saves us. Covid-19 happened when we hurt wildlife’

The Times of India 19 May 2020
My goal is to document every species in the world’s zoos, aquarium and wildlife sanctuaries, which is about 15,000 species ... MEETING PIKUMCHE ... He was orphaned and raised at Fauna Andina, a licensed wildlife reserve and rehabilitation centre in Chile ... It should be a wake-up call — Covid-19 is an example of what happens when humans hurt wildlife ... .

A Baltinglass soldier on Lake Titicaca – An Irishman’s Diary on Don Juan O’Brien

The Irish Times 18 May 2020
O’Brien was an honoured veteran of the South American wars of independence, having spent eight years fighting against the Spanish in Uruguay, Chile and Peru, and was accompanying Bolívar on a triumphant tour through the continent’s Andean heartlands.

Nebraska's Joel Sartore photographs 10,000th species for National Geographic Photo Ark

Omaha World-Herald 15 May 2020
The small cat, a resident of Chile, is the 10,000th ... Fourteen years after starting the project, Sartore has photographed animals big and small, including the güiña on the Fauna Andina wildlife reserve in Chile. A güiña photographed on the Fauna Andina wildlife reserve in Chile.

Cindy Lange-Kubick: A huge milestone for the National Geographic Photo Ark and Lincoln photographer Joel Sartore

Lincoln Journal Star 15 May 2020
Another species in Sartore’s effort to document the inhabitants of the world’s zoos and wildlife sanctuaries ... In January, he photographed the güiña at Fauna Andina, a wildlife conservation center in south-central Chile, where it was being rehabbed before being released back into the wild.