Campaigners form a ‘Glacier Nation’ in Chilean Andes

Environmental activists have proclaimed a new ‘glacier nation’ in the Chilean Andes as part of a campaign to encourage the government to protect water reserves.

Greenpeace Chile founded the independent state – named the Glacier Republic – in early March and have since opened embassies in dozens of countries, using Greenpeace International offices.

Passports are issued to people who pledge allegiance online – with around 85,000 people signing up before the end of March, including the Chilean writer Isabel Allende.

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