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Vote for Kris Tompkins: 2017 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year

Vote today to elect Kris as National Geographic’s People’s Choice Adventurer of the Year and help drive Tompkins Conservation’s mission forward! People’s Choice Voting Ends December 16th, 2016  We are pleased to announce the nomination of our founder and president Kristine Tompkins to be 2017’s National Geographic Adventurer of the Year. Each year National Geographic honors 10 adventurers […]

Mile for Mile: Interview with Director James ‘Q’ Martin

Premiering March 18th, Patagonia’s film Mile for Mile documents the story of Patagonia, Inc. ultrarunner ambassadors Krissy Moehl, Luke Nelson, and Jeff Browning, on the first 106-mile trail run through the future Patagonia National Park. The film tells the story of their great adventure, as well as the story of the Patagonia Park project. This […]

Cochrane Outdoor Education Program Hikes Four Days, 33 Miles through Aviles Valley

We’re now starting the second season of an outdoor education program run in partnership with the local high school, Liceo Austral Lord Cochrane.  Begun with support from the Butler Conservation Fund, this program develops outdoor skills, leadership, and engagement with nature among the community’s 15 to 18 year olds.  During the program’s pilot year, we […]

Visiting Patagonia and its Pumas: Told by Jim Williams, a Puma Expert from Montana

In December, Conservacion Patagonica and Conservation Director Cristian Saucedo hosted Jim Williams, wildlife program manager for Montana, Fish, Wildlife and Parks, for an educational exchange.  The visit culminated in a highly productive workshop on puma and huemul conservation in Coyhaique, sponsored by SAG (Chile’s wildlife and agricultural authority) and attended by dozens of regional officials. […]

A Park as Art: New Book Celebrates Monte Leon National Park, Our First Project

Photo: Antonio Vizcaino Photographer Antonio Vizcaino spent weeks walking and flying over Monte Leon National Park, Argentina’s first park protecting its spectacular Atlantic coastline and Conservacion Patagonica’s first park project. The landscapes he captured resemble abstract paintings: tidal pools become dynamic circles of micro-life, rock outcroppings fingers poke into vivid seas, kelp and seaweed form […]

14 months, 23 days, 19 hours, 24 minutes and 6,504 miles: Congratulations to Katharine and David of the 5000MileProject!

As the Olympic gun resounded through the streets of London on July 27, 2012, Katharine and David Lawrie took their first steps toward their monumental goal of running the length of South America through the 5000MileProject. Fast-forward some 10,000,000 steps, 6,400 miles and 15 months later, as Katharine and Dave begin to focus on the […]

A Quest to Recover the Endangered Huemul

by Dana De Greff Once, the huemul deer roamed freely from the south of Santiago to the Magellan’s region in Chile. Then modern threats arose: the introduction of livestock (and deadly diseases); illegal hunting by humans; and attacks from domestic dogs. Today, huemules are critically endangered. There are no more than 2,000 individuals in the […]

Speaking Conservation to Climbers at the new BKB Somerville

Climbing led us to conservation—Conservacion Patagonica traces its roots back to Doug and Yvon’s 1968 expedition to climb Fitzroy—so we leapt at Brooklyn Boulders Somerville’s offer to host us at their newest project. On June 18th, BKB Somerville invited a big crowd of climbers, outdoorspeople, conservationists, and friends to their still-under-construction climbing gym in Somerville, […]