Last update:
2014-04-08

Guafo - Minas de Carbón, Chile

Description:

La isla Guafo, está ubicada en la region al extremo sur de Chiloé, posee una biodiversidad única en America del Sur, lo que suscita alto interes científico, ya que ademas de colindar con areas protegidas para la procreacion de ballenas y otras especies, es refugio williche para pesca artesanal. Lugar de origen de la papa (como Darwin ya señaló en el Viaje del Beagle).

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Basic Data
Name of conflict:Guafo - Minas de Carbón, Chile
Country:Chile
State or province:Chiloé
Location of conflict:Isla Guafo
Accuracy of locationHIGH (Local level)
Source of Conflict
Type of conflict: 1st level:Mineral Ores and Building Materials Extraction
Type of conflict: 2nd level :Mineral ore exploration
Establishment of reserves/national parks
Specific commodities:
Coal
Project Details and Actors
Project details:

Mina a cielo abierto carbón superficial de 7.900 kilocaloras/kg, con muy bajo porcentaje de azufre y ceniza

Project area:12000
Level of Investment:150000000
Type of populationRural
Affected Population:150
Start of the conflict:2008
Company names or state enterprises:South World Consulting
Relevant government actors:Intendencia de Puerto Montt
Environmental justice organizations (and other supporters) and their websites, if available:Federacion Williche de Chiloé, Facultad de Ciencias de la Universidad Austral, Consejo Provincial de Pesca Artesanal de Chiloé, Centro Ballena Azul, Oceana
Conflict and Mobilization
IntensityLOW (some local organising)
Reaction stagePREVENTIVE resistance (precautionary phase)
Groups mobilizing:Indigenous groups or traditional communities
Local ejos
Neighbours/citizens/communities
Social movements
Local scientists/professionals
Fisher people
Forms of mobilization:Creation of alternative reports/knowledge
Development of alternative proposals
Involvement of national and international NGOs
Media based activism/alternative media
Official complaint letters and petitions
Public campaigns
Impacts of the project
Environmental ImpactsPotential: Air pollution, Biodiversity loss (wildlife, agro-diversity), Loss of landscape/aesthetic degradation, Soil contamination, Deforestation and loss of vegetation cover, Surface water pollution / Decreasing water (physico-chemical, biological) quality, Groundwater pollution or depletion
Socio-economical ImpactsPotential: Increase in Corruption/Co-optation of different actors, Displacement, Loss of livelihood, Militarization and increased police presence, Violations of human rights, Loss of landscape/sense of place
Outcome
Project StatusProposed (exploration phase)
Conflict outcome / response:Negotiated alternative solution
Strengthening of participation
Under negotiation
Development of alternatives:- Area Marina Costera Protegida para Chiloé
- Aplicación Convenio 169 OIT
Do you consider this an environmental justice success? Was environmental justice served?:Yes
Briefly explain:De momento las acciones emprendidas tanto por las organizaciones indígenas
como por los conservacionistas han logrado que el proyecto se mantenga en estudio y no se tome una decisión que inicie la explotación.
Sources and Materials
Related laws and legislations - Juridical texts related to the conflict

Convenio 169 de la OIT
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References to published books, academic articles, movies or published documentaries

Observatorio de Conflictos Mineros de America Latina OCMAL

Mines and Communities

Periodico Mundo Acuícola

Links to general newspaper articles, blogs or other websites

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Contributor:Patricio Chavez y Joan Martinez Alier
Last update08/04/2014
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