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Chilean Archaeologists and Environmentalists Fight Dakar Rally


Environment  (tags: environment, destruction, ecosystems, world, protection, humans )

Cal
- 594 days ago - ipsnews.net
Archaeologists and environmentalists say the annual off-road race Dakar Rally destroys key historic archaeological sites in Chile.



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Sam E M. (0)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 3:51 am
I hadn't given this any thought before but of course all these cars and motorbikes are playing havoc with desert lifeforms and polluting the planet at the same time. I didn't know about the archeological sites at risk in Chile and am surprised that their government didn't apply stricter regulation to protect their heritage. I've woken up to this problem and they must do so too and take action before it's too late.
 

John S. (300)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 4:23 am
Noted.
 

pam w. (191)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 8:24 am
Deserts are incredibly fragile and take centuries to "heal" after rallies like this one.

Racers look at deserts and see useless emptiness.

Environmentalists look at deserts and see fragile ecosystems which provide living space for many animals!

Who usually wins out?
 

ellen m. (233)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 8:42 am
Sounds like a human chain barrer is needed..
This is mainly a rich mans hobby so we know how that usually goes :-(
 

Winn Adams (191)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 12:09 pm
Noted.
 

Tal H. (8)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 3:48 pm
Noted!!
 

Tanya W. (46)
Friday January 11, 2013, 2:57 am
Noted.
 
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