For the poster child

Published: Sunday 31 October 2004

Renace Chile

The Chilean National Ecological Action Network, (Renace) has presented a digital version of its "Map of Ecological Destruction in Chile". Found at, it is based on official data from public and private sources, updated this year and with references to Internet sources. The data covers river contamination, garbage dumps, pesticide use, soil degradation, forest plantations and marine resources. There are also tables categorising plants and animals that are endangered, vulnerable or rare.

renace intends to contest the image of Chile as the poster child of export-led growth models, and revitalise a civil society ravaged by dictatorship.

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