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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 […]

Kris Tompkins Presents at the Yale School of Forestry

On April 27th, 2016, Kristine Tompkins stood in front of an auditorium of Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies students and spoke to them of conservation, philanthropy and beauty. Her story wove obstacles of the past with goals of the future as she outlined the three foundations that she and her late husband Doug Tompkins […]

Miles of Success: Mile for Mile Raises More Than $90,000

In March of 2015, Patagonia, Inc. premiered Mile for Mile, a film documenting the story of Patagonia, Inc. ultrarunner ambassadors Krissy Moehl, Luke Nelson, and Jeff Browning, on the first ever 106-mile trail run through the future Patagonia National Park. The film tells the story of their great adventure, of the Patagonia Park project and of the […]

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 […]

Victory Against HidroAysén: Dam Project is Cancelled

June 12, 2014–After years of campaigning, negotiating, and hard work, the threat of the HidroAysén dams has finally been laid to rest. Thanks to a unanimous vote this week by Chile’s Committee of Ministers, the environmental permits for the project were overturned, effectively cancelling the project. After many years, we breathe a sigh of relief […]

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 […]

Partying for Conservation: High School Grad Throws Fundraiser for CP

Where can you find the average California teen on a Saturday night? For Kate Harrison, it’s not hanging with friends, blowing off homework or seeing the new band that’s in town: instead, this young conservationist spent a recent Saturday night putting on a fundraiser to support two of her favorite environmental causes—her local river conservation […]