September 25, 2019
The European debut of Patagonia’s Route of Parks was celebrated in London with Kristine Tompkins, President of Tompkins Conservation and UN Patron of Protected Areas, in conversation with Joe Crowley of the BBC. Sponsored by tour operator Pura Aventura, the event was attended by David Gallagher, UK ambassador to Chile, the UK press and the public.
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Thanks to an alliance between the non-profit Puelo Patagonia, Tompkins Conservation and the National Geographic Society, researchers have made the first scientific discovery of endangered huemuls (south Andean deer) in the Puelo Valley, a remote area of Chile’s Lakes District.
Source: Vanity Fair
For two adventurers, the wilds of Chilean Patagonia were a lifelong love affair. Now, their legacy has resulted in one of the greatest conservation donations of all time.
With this milestone, the Protocol of Agreement signed between the Tompkins Conservation Foundation and the State of Chile for the creation of the Network of National Parks of the Chilean Patagonia.
Located in the Aysén region of Chilean Patagonia, the new Patagonia Park Museum and Visitor Center combines the aesthetics of a nineteenth century museum of natural history with modern technology and attractive, interactive elements.
Tompkins Conservation and “Imagen de Chile” launched an initiative that seeks to promote Chilean Patagonia’s scenic 1,700-mile route, located between Puerto Montt and Cape Horn, and its 17 national parks and more than 60 surrounding communities.
Chile has long lured the intrepid traveller but in 2018 things have stepped up a level. The newly created Route of Parks – a string of Patagonian national parks – links up the country’s most remote corners, from snow-tipped volcanoes to blue-tinged hanging glaciers. Steph Dyson reports from the road
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