The Patagonian Challenge: Melding Conservation with Development

  • Miguel A. Pascual
  • José M. Orensanz
  • Ana M. Parma
  • Sergio L. Saba


Patagonia, at the southern tip of South America (Figure 17.1), is a region of over one million km2 shared by Chile and Argentina, endowed with some of the wildest landscapes in the world. Although remote and sparsely populated, Patagonian ecosystems are not pristine—most of them have been significantly disturbed by human activities. As is the case with much of Latin America, Patagonia is experiencing a push for economic development that is imposing ever increasing strains on natural resources.


Pacific Salmon Elephant Seal Patagonian Steppe Large Marine Ecosystem Patagonian Shelf 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Miguel A. Pascual
  • José M. Orensanz
  • Ana M. Parma
  • Sergio L. Saba

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