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.

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.

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.

Campo Laguna Blanca | 3.003 hectáreas; Proyecto de Kris y Doug Tompkins, Dolores Peréa-Muñóz y Eduardo Chorén Provincia de Entre Ríos, Argentina. Laguna Blanca se encuentra en medio de la intensa transformación desde el monocultivo industrial hacia el policultivo orgánico. Comprende más de 2.800 hectáreas en la confluencia de los ríos Feliciano y Paraná en la Provincia Entre Ríos. Laguna Blanca ofrece la oportunidad de desarrollar un modelo de agricultura orgánica y diversa en la región.

Campo Laguna Blanca | 3.003 hectáreas; Proyecto de Kris y Doug Tompkins, Dolores Peréa-Muñóz y Eduardo Chorén Provincia de Entre Ríos, Argentina. Laguna Blanca se encuentra en medio de la intensa transformación desde el monocultivo industrial hacia el policultivo orgánico. Comprende más de 2.800 hectáreas en la confluencia de los ríos Feliciano y Paraná en la Provincia Entre Ríos. Laguna Blanca ofrece la oportunidad de desarrollar un modelo de agricultura orgánica y diversa en la región.

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.

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.

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

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

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