If your looking for some good news this week...Chilean President Michelle Bachelet and @kristine_tompkins
, President and CEO of @tompkins_conservation
, signed the decrees creating Pumalín National Park and Patagonia National Park Chile. The one million acres and world-class infrastructure they contain have been billed as the largest donation of land from a private entity to a country.
This marks the culmination of the pledge that President Michelle Bachelet and Kristine McDivitt Tompkins signed in March 2017 to create a network of five new national parks in Chile and the expansion of three others. Together, they are adding a total of more than 10 million acres of new national parklands to Chile, with one million acres of land from Tompkins Conservation and an additional 9 million acres of federal land from Chile. For scale, that is more than three times the size of Yosemite and Yellowstone combined, or approximately the size of the country of Switzerland.
Check the link in my bio to learn more...
I’ve always looked up to Doug and @kristine_tompkins
for their work, vision and approach to life. It’s incredibly moving to see them realize their 25 year dream. True heroes of our time...Here is a photo from Parque Corcovado, one of the National Parks created and protected by the their efforts. Headed down this week to celebrate w the crew...