OUR WORK | Argentina |

Argentina, the second-largest country in South America, is exceptionally beautiful and diverse, with abundant wildlife. Doug and Kris Tompkins began a major conservation project in the Iberá marshlands region of northern Argentina in 1997. In the decades since, Tompkins Conservation, through its affiliate independent NGO Rewilding Argentina, has led successful efforts to create or expand numerous protected areas including several national parks. Complementary rewilding efforts have focused on restoring missing species and processes to these parklands. Our team has successfully reintroduced giant anteaters, pampas deer, green-winged macaws, and several other native species that had become regionally extinct.

| PARKS |

National parks are the most durable way to protect wildlife habitat and help people reconnect with nature. Parks provide indispensable ecological and social values. They highlight the best a country has to show the world—scenic beauty, abundant wildlife, recreation opportunities, and noteworthy cultural or archeological sites. National parks and other protected areas also help counter climate change by naturally storing large amounts of carbon.

| WILDLIFE PROGRAMS |

Protecting wildlife, and, where necessary, reintroducing missing species is a crucial complement to parklands conservation. Tompkins Conservation has pioneered innovative rewilding projects that have returned giant anteaters, green-winged macaws, jaguars, and other species to their former home in Argentina.

| COMMUNITY VITALITY |

We work to empower community leaders and build positive relations based on trust, a key to successful partnerships. Through active involvement and support of park gateway communities, our conservation efforts are demonstrating how nature-based tourism can help drive regional economic diversification and benefit local people.

EXPLORE | Our Work |

Tompkins Conservation implements its projects through a nonprofit network including Tompkins Conservation Chile and Rewilding Argentina.

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National parks are the gold standard of conservation in these days of severe ecological crisis.

— Douglas Tompkins

GET | Wild |

In ways large and small, as individuals and groups, we have the power to reorient the trajectory of life on Earth toward beauty, diversity, wildness, and health.

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