Who We Are

Here’s our vision: big, secure, wild landscapes where all the native plants and animals thrive. Nearby, human communities flourish, their economic vitality linked to the vibrant good health of the natural world surrounding them.

For two decades, our team has been creating national parks, recovering imperiled wildlife, implementing ecological agriculture, promoting healthy local communities, and supporting leading-edge activism. We develop our diverse programs around each unique place in which we work, but all efforts lead back to this common vision. For a longer discussion on the environmental ethics and ecocentric thinking that guide our work, see here, where we share a more complete treatment of this highly nuanced subject.

We are deeply grateful for the likeminded partners who enable us to work effectively on a biologically significant scale. If you are inspired to join us, learn more here.

What is this website about?

In Chile and Argentina, we’ve developed a set of projects to create parklands, restore biodiversity, develop ecological agriculture, and promote leading-edge activism. While most of these projects have websites of their own, we lacked an accessible comprehensive overview. After fielding numerous questions on the breadth and depth of our work, we decided to create this compendium site. It can direct you to the specific sites of each program area while explaining our guiding principles, vision, and philosophy. Since this is a new project, we’d appreciate your comments and suggestions.

To read about our work in book or video form, look below.
Or if you want to browse all pur publications, including, graphics, books and videos, look here.

 
 

25: A Quarter Century of Work to Save the Wild

Tompkins Conservation 25: A Quarter Century of Work to Save the Wild chronicles the conservation work led by Douglas and Kristine Tompkins over the past 25 years. This lavishly illustrated (more than 300 color photos) volume brings to life the work of Tompkins Conservation—creating parklands, helping rewild those protected areas, promoting ecological agriculture, and fostering activism to protect the wild.

Open book (pdf)

 
 

Work in Progress: A Twenty-Year Retrospective

This book provides an overview of the combined work of Conservacion Patagonica, The Conservation Land Trust, the Foundation for Deep Ecology, and Fundación Pumalín, in addition to the agricultural projects personally managed by Doug and Kris Tompkins. Full of photos, this book explains the principles and program areas of Tompkins-related organizations, in addition to telling a bit of the history of these projects. The main topics covered are: land conservation, ecosystem restoration, wildlife recovery, ecological agriculture, environmental activism, eco-education and outreach, and eco-localism.

Open book (pdf)

 
 

Land Ethics: Biodiversity & Wheat

This book catalogues the major land conservation and ecological agriculture projects of Conservacion Patagonica, The Conservation Land Trust, the Foundation for Deep Ecology, and Fundación Pumalín, in addition to projects personally managed by Doug and Kris Tompkins. Large photos give a sense of the landscapes and ecosystems of each area, while short captions narrate the size, region, focus, and parent organization of each project.

Open book (pdf)

 
 

The Next Economy: Transitions from Globalization to Eco-Localism

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The Making of Parklands: The Pumalín Park, Palena Privince, Chile

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"Douglas Tompkins: A Wild Legacy" Short Film | Wild Legacy: A Salute to the Remarkable Life of Douglas Tompkins