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THE Route of Parks of Chilean Patagonia

The Plum Foundation is partnering with Rewilding Chile, supporting the creation of new national and marine parks.

Image by Priscilla Du Preez


Rewilding Chile, formerly known as Tompkins Conservation Chile, is a nonprofit foundation that carries on the legacy of Douglas and Kristine Tompkins. In the early 1990s, Doug and Kris decided to dedicate their lives to conserving the beauty and biodiversity of the Chilean Patagonia, with the goal of countering both climate change and the species extinction crisis.

Three decades later, Rewilding Chile continues working toward this vision. 

Rewilding, or ecological restoration, is Rewilding Chile core strategy for helping the planet regain its balance. Protecting wildlife, increasing diminished populations, and, when necessary, reintroducing species are all key aspects of the organization. Rewilding Chile helped create seven national parks and expand three more, an effort that also led to the creation of the Route of Parks of Patagonia.

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