2016 milestones for Kris Tompkins and the Tompkins Conservation team

 

 

Kris Tompkins meets with Argentine President Mauricio Macri to sign a land donation agreement prompting the creation of Iberá National Park

 


 

Tompkins Conservation’s Iberá rewilding team reintroduces tapirs and collared peccaries to the marshlands ecosystem, and welcomes the initial pair of jaguars to its captive breeding facility in Argentina

 


 

Kris gives numerous presentations and receives multiple awards during a trip to several European countries

 


 

Under Kris’s direction, Tompkins Conservation completes an internal strategic planning process that reorganizes the leadership team and sets goals for the next five years

 


 

Kris meets with President Michele Bachelet to advance the idea of a public-private partnership to create new national parks in Chile

 


 

Kris and writer Terry Tempest Williams speak at the Telluride Mountainfilm Festival, where the award-winning short film Douglas Tompkins: A Wild Legacy, debuts

 


 

The Wildlife Program at Patagonia Park in Chile marks a decade of progress in rewilding and conservation of the huemul deer, Andean condor, puma and other species.

 


 

The first chicks hatch at Patagonia Park’s Darwin’s Rhea Breeding Center; after 12 months of monitoring they will be released into the wild at the park.

 


 

Patagonia Park’s public-access infrastructure expands with two new campgrounds, additional lodging, and trails completed.

 


 

A book-length retrospective on the Tompkins Conservation team’s 25 years of conservation activism, parkmaking, and philanthropy is published.