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Current challenges in representativeness of terrestrial ecosystems in Chile’s protected area system

We spoke with Patricio Pliscoff, who was in charge of a study published in June 2022 which updated, after almost 10 years, the database of public and private protected areas in Chile. A complete investigation, it evaluates the representativeness of terrestrial ecosystems in the Chile´s protected area system -State´s and in private conservation initiatives - which account for an adequate representation of only 28% of the existing ecosystems in the country. The study also carried out a climate-change risk analysis for terrestrial ecosystems.

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Journals To Think About Nature

Three books that from art, science and education invite you to learn about climate change (currently only available in Spanish).
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Collaboration, Decisions, and New Technology: The Mysterious Power of Mycelium

An interview with Gabriel Orrego, who has specialized in forest health, the role of old-growth trees, management of native forests in Chile, understanding the importance of mycorrhizae networks, and on the fungi kingdom. A lover of fungi who tells us about his research with Suzanne Simard and delves into mycelium's collaborative capacity, its intelligence and secrets that have yet to be revealed.

Fungiverse. A Journey to the Bioarchitectures of the Future

FUNGIVERSE is a conceptual proposal that speculates about the future relationship between biotechnology in different cultural contexts through its correlation between constructive methods and ways of human inhabitation. The plot will be described by a mysterious visitor through postcards, and developed across five scenarios that occur and diverge simultaneously.

Nature Fund Chile: The importance of the new collaborative financing to protect our natural heritage

In this interview we talk with biologist Laura Cussen, who was in the Ministry of the Environment coordinating the work to create this fund, where she tells us more about this fund, her expectations and the great transformative impact that this can have in the conservation of our natural heritage.

Act Like Flowing Waters

An interview with Seba Calfuqueo, visual artist. They work draws on their cultural heritage to propose a critical reflection on the social, cultural and political status of the Mapuche subject within Chilean and Latin American society. They told us about their interest in water, their experience in Bosque Pehuén and the performance carried out in our conservation area.

Forests of fire

An artistic project directed by Agencia Borde collective. In this interview with Sebastián Melo, Rosario Montero and Paula Salas, we talk about their recent investigation in Bosque Pehuén, as well as contemporary notions of landscape and old-growth forests.

Sounds of Bosque Pehuén: encountering ancient time in nature

Musician, composer and sound artist, Fernando Matus de la Parra was part of the Resonancias de Bosque Pehuén residency cycle, where he explored the sound of the forest, investigated its materialities and composed a cycle of musical pieces to be performed in nature.

Climate change as an opportunity to build a better quality of life

On the International Day Against Climate Change, we invite you to read this interview with the climatologist Maisa Rojas about the immediate measures that we can implement against climate change, the way in which the union of disciplines can help mitigate its effects, and the role art and culture can play.

Who brought the water?

In this article, Chilean astronomer Sebastián Marino tells us about his research on exocomets and exoplanets, and the incredible hypothesis of how water would have reached Earth.

The movement of plants is political

Interview with Fiorella Angelini, visual artist and director of “Proyecto Araucaria: my journey to discover the sacred”, a medium-length documentary film that narrates the journey of the araucaria in parallel to her own personal migration journey, and touching upon topics such as conservation, postcolonialism and personal/national identity.

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