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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 […]

Telluride Mountainfilm Pays Tribute to National Parks

May 26th – 30th, in the snowy mountain village of Telluride, Colorado, thousands gathered from around the globe to watch, learn, laugh, and celebrate the power of film at the 2016 Telluride Mountain Film Festival. This year’s Mountainfilm theme was cased around the U.S. National Park’s Centennial, making it a particularly special year for Tompkins […]

A Tribute to the Wild Legacy of Douglas Tompkins

“He flew in through the front doors of John Muir’s Grand Cathedral of the natural world, he did not go by foot.” – Kristine Tompkins On January 31st, 2016, over 1,000 people came together in San Francisco to toast the incredible life of Douglas Tompkins. The event was filled with stories of a remarkable, wild, courageous […]

Environmental Education at Escuela Valle Chacabuco

What if your elementary school had been located in the middle of a soon-to-be national park? Escuela Valle Chacabuco, the on-site school for the children of year-round Patagonia Park employees, has the unique opportunity to inspire a love of the wild places that exist just outside its doors. Schoolteacher Aubree McAtee, originally from Roseville, CA, […]

World Renowned Field Biologist Dr. George Schaller Visits Patagonia Park

This austral summer Conservacion Patagonica had the pleasure of hosting renowned field biologist Dr. George Schaller to Patagonia Park. Known for his incredible conservation efforts around the globe, Dr. Schaller has lived in the far reaches of the world studying some of the world’s most threatened and enthralling megafauna, including China’s giant pandas, Brazil’s jaguars, […]

Interview: Wildlife Photographer Chantal Henderson

This season Australian freelance wildlife photographer Chantal Henderson joined us in Valle Chacabuco to photograph the elusive and endangered huemul deer and puma that live in Patagonia Park. Author of Wild Patagonia, Chantal has focused on capturing the wildlife and landscapes of Patagonia since her first visit to Chile in 2002. This week we interviewed […]

Maps for Good: An Interview with Founders Marty and Ross

1. So, Marty and Ross, last time we talked to you, you were organizing your expedition to research and create print and interactive maps of the future Patagonia National Park.  How did that trip go? Ross: Our expedition was a big success. We spent three months exploring the park to collect all the content we needed, […]

Update: Wildfire Largely Controlled at Patagonia Park

Monday, March 31—After five days of round-the-clock fighting, wildfires in Valle Chacabuco are under control but continue to burn in several forested pockets.  All fast-spreading grassland fires have been contained, including the flames that threatened the park headquarters on Friday night. We are grateful to report that thus far, no one has been injured and […]