The Pumalin Park in the south of Chile, owned by U.S. businessman Douglas Tompkins, is seen in this undated picture. Tompkins now owns well over 1 million acres in Chile and Argentina, a combined area larger than Belgium, he says he wants to save from agribusiness and development.

En nombre de su fallecido esposo, el millonario ecologista y fundador de The North Face y Esprit, Douglas Tompkins, Kris McDivitt quiere hacerle a Chile "la donación privada más grande de la humanidad". Aquí los detalles.

Douglas Tompkins (left) and Yvon Chouinard back in the day on their initial quest to Patagonia in 1968. - People say you can’t go back. So, well what happens if you get to the cliff and you take one step forward? Or you do a 180 degree turn and take one step forward? Which way are you going? Which is progress?” -Douglas Tompkins

Douglas Tompkins (left) and Yvon Chouinard back in the day on their initial quest to Patagonia in 1968. - People say you can’t go back. So, well what happens if you get to the cliff and you take one step forward? Or you do a 180 degree turn and take one step forward? Which way are you going? Which is progress?” -Douglas Tompkins

Pumalin Park - private nature reserve in the Palena Province of Chile, created by the United States environmental foundation The Conservation Land Trust, which is endowed and led by the American business magnate Douglas Tompkins. Designated a Nature Sanctuary in 2005, Pumalín is Chile's largest private nature reserve and is operated as a public-access park, with an extensive infrastructure of trails, campgrounds, and visitor centers.

Pumalin Park - private nature reserve in the Palena Province of Chile, created by the United States environmental foundation The Conservation Land Trust, which is endowed and led by the American business magnate Douglas Tompkins. Designated a Nature Sanctuary in 2005, Pumalín is Chile's largest private nature reserve and is operated as a public-access park, with an extensive infrastructure of trails, campgrounds, and visitor centers.

In a remote corner of southern Patagonia, Douglas Tompkins an American billionaire who hopes to establish a remarkable new national park....(Telegraph, U.K.)

Patagonia, Chile: a new national park and conservation campaign

In a remote corner of southern Patagonia, Douglas Tompkins an American billionaire who hopes to establish a remarkable new national park....(Telegraph, U.K.)

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.

The Entrepreneur Who Wants to Save Paradise

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.

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Provincia de Entre Ríos, Argentina Proyecto de Kris y Doug Tompkins, Dolores Peréa-Muñóz y Eduardo Chorén

Mapa: El estatus de las propiedades de Douglas Tompkins en el sur de Chile

El ecologista falleció el pasado 8 de diciembre tras un accidente ocurrido mientras practicaba kayak. Junto a su familia llegó a tener 816 mil hectáreas en Chile y Argentina, equivalente casi a la mitad del terreno que ocupa la Región Metropolitana.

Douglas Tompkins le donó a Chile la mayor superficie de tierras privadas del mundo | Douglas Tompkins, Chile, Michelle Bachelet - América

Su viuda, Kristine McDavitt, ya formalizó los trámites con la presidente Michelle Bachelet. El donante, filántropo y empresario estadounidense, era el dueño de North Face entre otras marcas


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