Swiss Alps

Publications

∎ “Arnold Heim. A Swiss geologist in the watershed of the lake Buenos Aires / General Carrera”, Spanish, 2009. The publication reproduced some of the information from the above mentioned book by A. Heim, including photos of Leones valley of 1939 - 1945. It contains photos of the same areas taken in 2009. These comparative photos show no improvement of the natural ecosystem between 1939 and 2009.

Arnold Heim

Leones valley:

  Short description of the restoration project in SER News - English

  The Project is referenced in the SER resources database: www.ser-rrc.org/resource-database

  Presentation of the Project at the Chile-California conservation Conference 2017: REPORT.Chile.Cal.Conf.Sept2017.pdf

Regional history of colonisation, including the  destruction of the ecosystem

of the region:

Deliberate fires of the the first part of XX century and the tragedy of the forest:


De la panacea a la tragedia. Bosques, erosión y forestación en Chile.pdf - Spanish


  Patagonia en llamas.pdf - Spanish


Fire history of Patagonia.pdf - English


  La historia del Bosque templado de Chile_Armesto_1994.pdf - Spanish


La tragedia del bosque chileno - article.pdf - Spanish


  Geographical silences in Aysén.pdf  - Spanish/English abstract


  Degradaciones actuales en ecosistemas nordpatagonicos de Chile, derivadas de los

incendios de bosques durante el siglo pasado - Spanish


Perdida y fragmentacion del bosque nativo en la cuenca del rio Aysén (Patagonia-Chile) durante el siglo XX.pdf - Spanish


  Estado de recuperación del bosque nativo en una cuenca nordpatagónica de Chile,

     perturbada por grandes fuegos acaecidos 50 años atrás (44º-45º S).pdf - Spanish


  http://www.memoriachilena.cl/602/w3-article-620.html  - Mentions “giant fires”, collapse of the ecosystem,

    and “soil erosion” in Aysen - Spanish;


  Otero, L. 2006. La huella del fuego. Historia de los bosques nativos. Poblamiento y cambios en el paisaje del sur de Chile. Editorial Pehuén. Santiago, Chile.

A.Hoffman 1998

p.149 :”.. the region of Aisen, one of those that has suffered the greatest deforestation in Chile since the Twenties.”

Presentation of the project at SER, Iceland, 09.2018, SERE2018

01.2018 - May 2019

As a general rule publications, including text and images, about the Project in mass and/or social media are not authorised, unless  explicit consent is given by a responsible authority. Any publication to which explicit consent has not been granted will be considered as reprehensible and therefore legally contested.

Por regla general, las publicaciones, incluyendo texto e imágenes, sobre el Proyecto en medios de comunicación y/o redes sociales no están autorizadas, a menos que una autoridad responsable dé su consentimiento explícito. Cualquier publicación a la que no se haya otorgado un consentimiento iexplícito se considerará reprensible y, por lo tanto, se disputará legalmente.

Arnold Heim, “America del Sur”, with extensive recounts of the expeditions of 1939 and 1945 through the Leones valley. After the expedition of 1939 lake Leones appeared on the maps. The publication contains valuable information on the geology and the ecosystem of the area, with clear indication of its destruction in spring 1939.