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NPR’s Weekend Edition Highlights Tompkins Conversation’s Land Donation to Chile’s Government

We send our heartfelt congratulations to Tompkins Conservation, a Model Conservation Efforts program partner of the Half-Earth Project, for this amazing and important accomplishment. As championed by E.O. Wilson’s goal of Half-Earth, if we conserve half the land and sea, 85% of species will be protected from extinction. This historic gift moves us closer to reaching this inspiring goal.

Originally broadcast and published by NPR on March 26, 2017

In Chile, Landowner Makes The Largest Private Donation Of Land To A Government


Additional Press Coverage

In a ceremony in Chile’s Pumalín Park, American conservationist Kris Tompkins (left) and Chilean president Michelle Bachellet announced on the historic expansion of Chile’s national parkland by 10 million acres. Photograph by Jimmy Chin.

“Historic Gift Helps Chile Protect Switzerland-size Land Area.” By Elizabeth Royte. National Geographic. March 15, 2017.

“From CEO to Conservation Legend: An Interview with Kristine Tompkins.” By Matt Reed. Mongabay. March 31, 2017.

Patagonia Park. Source: Tompkins Conservation.