On August 26th, the 3rd International Meeting on Science Tourism was held with great success. This event was organized by the National Tourism Service (Sernatur), Aysén Region and the Center for Research on Patagonian Ecosystems (CIEP), and its objective was to address the issue of science tourism as a valuable tool to enhance and value tourism in our country. On this occasion, professionals from our country, from areas such as Valdivia, Chiloé, Magallanes and Aysén, and from abroad, specialists from France and Brazil, presented their work. More details here. Source: ciep.cl
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In 2020, the streets were emptied by a virus; in 2019, the same streets were occupied and people were demonstrating. The yellow (the yellow jaquets) was about to leave behind the red (of the communists)… Because after the rather bitter reminder of the May ’68 period, which was in the limelight in France in 2018, it was already difficult to regain a taste for parties or fights for social rights, as it became so difficult to express one’s discontent, even in officially democratic nations. In the spring of 2020, the health disaster redistributed the political and social cards even more. 
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Note by Fabien Bourlon, Geographer of the CIEP. Several studies have shown that COVID 19, like SARS in 2006, was transmitted to humans through a wild animal. Covid-19, or the new coronavirus, has never before been identified in humans. Professor Gozlan of the Institut de Recherche et Développement in Montpellier, France, states: “The lower the biological diversity of animals, the greater the risk of transmission from animals to humans. This is because an animal population that carries an infectious agent, such as a virus, has several ways of containing that virus or will develop a genetic diversity resistant to different 
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The research streghthens the value of the rich cultural heritage of the tourism area known as Chelenko.      The area of the General Carrera Lake – Lake Buenos Aires has a great patrimonial heritage. Giving it value has been one of the key aims of the tourism stakeholders of the area called “Chelenko Territory”. However, the name “Chelenko” that is given to area in 2008 is a regional creation. Several studies question whether it is or not an ancient name of Lake General Carrera / Buenos Aires. For this reason, the Conicyt fund “Realting Science and Businesses” carried out 
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The road maps combine scientific knowledge with the exploration of new landscapes and allow the visitor to act as an assistant in the research activities. By: Christina Queiroz
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