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The Future of National Parks in Argentina: An Interview with Ignacio Jiménez

The Conservation Land Trust Argentina is an organization which promotes the creation of national parks to expand their localization and re-introduce the wildlife that was lost in these areas due to human activities. We had the opportunity to talk with its Conservation Director, Ignacio Jiménez, to discuss different projects…

Conservationist Douglas Tompkins dies during kayak accident in Chilean Patagonia

Laguna Blanca Entre Ríos Province, a Tompkins Project
Douglas Tompkins Dies in boating Accident Douglas Tompkins, 72, the renowned conservationist and co-founder of The North Face, died on Tuesday in a kayaking accident in Lake General Carrera, on the Chilean side of Patagonia. He reportedly capsized in the water and suffered severe hypothermia. Tompkins is perhaps most…

Investor Douglas Tompkins is Creating a Future Patagonian National Park

Douglas Tompkins—the founder of Esprit and The North Face—is using his fortune to build massive national parks in Chile and Argentina. But what he sees as philanthropy, local ranchers see as meddling. Everyone in Patagonia is talking about: Conservación Patagonica, the latest addition to the world’s largest private conservation…