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Photo Slideshow: Punta de Choros

Posted Tue, Aug 31, 2010 by Emily Fisher to blue whales, chile, coal fired power plant, grassroots opposition, humboldt penguins, punta de choros, sea lions, victory

As we told you last Friday, the ecologically rich region of Punta de Choros, Chile, was recently spared from the construction of a coal-fired power plant in a dramatic decision by President Sebastian Piñera.

The announcement was the culmination of hard work by our colleagues in Chile alongside local organizations, and immense grassroots pressure from Chileans.

So what, exactly, was at stake? Humboldt penguins, sea lions and blue whales, to name a few of the creatures that call the area home. But judging from your comments on last week’s post, many of you already know how incredible this place is.

Here is further photographic evidence, enjoy:


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