OUR WORK | Chile |

Chile, stretching from Antarctic waters in the south to the Atacama Desert in the north, contains some of the most varied and interesting terrain on Earth. In the 1990s Douglas and Kristine Tompkins began developing large-scale conservation projects in Chilean Patagonia, recognizing the region’s exceptional beauty and conservation potential. In the decades since, Tompkins Conservation Chile has helped create seven new national parks and expand three others, propelling the vision of the Route of Parks of Patagonia, and has led rewilding efforts to protect endangered species such as the huemul deer.

| 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, and are globally proven economic drivers for local communities. They highlight the best a country has to show the world—scenic beauty, abundant wildlife, recreation opportunities, and noteworthy cultural sites.

| WILDLIFE PROGRAMS |

Protecting wildlife, and, where necessary, actively reintroducing missing species is a crucial complement to parklands conservation. Tompkins Conservation is a global leader in rewilding efforts that seek to reassemble beautiful, vibrant ecosystems. Since 2005 our team has worked to monitor and protect iconic species in Chilean Patagonia including the huemul, puma, Darwin’s rhea, Andean cóndor, vizcacha, Geoffroy's cat, and pampas cat.

| SECURING THE LEGACY |

In addition to helping create national parks and restoring wildlife, Tompkins Conservation promotes initiatives that seek to advance a culture of conservation across society, inspiring connection between people and the natural world. We believe that conservation will not be successful over the long term unless communities are authentically involved.

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.

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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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