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Patagonia Park Welcomes Darwin’s Rhea Chicks

Patagonia Park is excited to announce some special new additions to our ever-growing wildlife family! During the 2016 austral spring (October through December), we welcomed twenty-five newly hatched Darwin’s rhea chicks to our Rhea Breeding Center, marking a key milestone in an exciting rewilding program which hopes to introduce over 100 new birds to the […]

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 […]

Darwin’s Rhea (Ñandu) Conservation Program Opens at Patagonia Park

The Chacabuco Valley, the heart of Patagonia Park, serves as one of the last safe places for some of Chilean Patagonia’s most threatened species. Best known are the park’s huemul deer, which represent 10% of the world’s entire population. The park’s Darwin’s rhea population (also known as Lesser rhea or ñandú), are yet another reason […]

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, […]

Livestock Guardian Dogs Update: Patagonia Park Welcomes a Litter of Eight

The Great Pyrenees dogs of Patagonia Park do not come when called. They won’t sit, or give you their paw, or heel. These dogs are working dogs, part of Conservacion Patagonica’s livestock guardian dog program, and have been trained from puppyhood to protect livestock.  The guardian dog program is part of Conservacion Patagonica’s efforts to […]

Organic, Healthy, and Beautiful: The Patagonia Park Greenhouses and Gardens

The plates of fresh greens and vegetables served regularly at Patagonia Park’s Restaurant El Rincón Gaucho are often a pleasant surprise to visitors. A seven-hour drive from the regional capital and surrounded by dry Patagonian steppe, the park’s remote location and rugged landscape seems an unlikely place for cherry tomatoes, kale, and fresh mint. Just […]

Pulling Weeds and Removing Fences in Patagonia-the-Place: Patagonia Inc Employees Reflect on Volunteering

The application deadline for 2014-2015 volunteers is around the corner! Apply before June 1 at http://www.conservacionpatagonica.org/makeadifference_v.htm Here in the northeast, spring is finally here. Flowers are blossoming, the birds are back, and we can finally peel off our winter layers and soak up a little sun. Still, even a month after we’ve returned, a part of […]