Threats to the Futaleufu River Valley - Hydroelectricity


The Futaleufú watershed faces a number of serious threats and challenges to its ecological and environmental health. As infrastructure in the region continues to improve and largescale operations become more economically viable, corporate interests are targeting the watershed as a place where they can reap enormous profits without having to account for environmental externalities or engage in fair dealings with the community. The Futaleufú Riverkeeper was created to put a stop to harmful projects and reassert the rights of communities to protect their watershed and preserve it for use by future generations.

Read on to learn about some of the most pressing threats, and what we’re doing to stop them.



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