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Chile opens ‘Parks of Patagonia’ hiking trail to world’s most adventurous travellers

The Route of the Parks of Patagonia is a brand new trail to add to the bucket list of adventurous hikers and naturalists everywhere. The 2800-kilometer trek linking seventeen of the country’s most beautiful national parks. The Parks, form the Patagonian Route of Parks: 28 million acres of protected land in 17 National Parks––the equivalent of three times the size of Switzerland, or more than twice the size of Costa Rica. It stretches from Puerto Montt in the northern Lake District down to the Tierra…

Argentina’s latest nature reserve takes form in the Iberá wetlands

For decades, retail moguls Kris and the late Douglas Tompkins bought up huge swaths of South American wilderness in hopes of preserving ancient forests and the creatures that live in them and doing so have created Argentina’s latest nature reserve. Now, nearly a year after her husband’s death, Kris, who spent 17 years as chief executive at the outdoor apparel maker Patagonia, is donating enough land to help create what will become Argentina’s largest nature preserve. The donation is part of an ambitious…