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Once-extinct Macaws are Repopulating Iberá

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Rewilding Argentina has released five juvenile red-and-green macaws as part of an ongoing project to return this extinct species to Argentina.

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A TED Talk by Kristine Tompkins

As part of TED 2020 Uncharted, the President of Tompkins Conservation, Kristine Tompkins, presents a call to reimagine the future of our planet. She speaks as someone who followed up on a long stint as CEO of Patagonia with a thirty-year career in conservation. In this intimate TED Talk, she argues that restoring nature and carrying out rewilding on a large scale are actions essential for our collective survival that are not as impossible as we might think.

 

In the talk, she emphasizes, “Every human life is affected by the actions of every other human life around the globe and the fate of humanity is tied to the health of the planet.  We have a common destiny—we can flourish, or suffer— but it’s going to be together.”

 

Not the usual TED talk, it was filmed at her dining room table due to the pandemic. You can find it at go.ted.com/kristinetompkins.

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Saving Endangered Darwin’s Rhea in Patagonia

Tompkins Conservation, with assistance from the Chilean parks service, has released fourteen Darwin’s rheas in Patagonia National Park to reestablish a sustainable wild population. The initiative is part of a broader plan to rewild Patagonia.

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National Geographic magazine features Tompkins Conservation

We are very honored that the May edition of National Geographic features Tompkins Conservation in an article by the renowned science writer David Quammen. The article is part of a series on The Last Wild Places, a decade-long National Geographic Society initiative that supports six conservation initiatives around the world with the ambitious goal of preserving thirty percent of the planet by 2030.

Photo: Tomás Munita / National Geographic Photo: Tomás Munita / National Geographic

For us, a feature in the iconic yellow-bordered book, which started in 1888 and is published in 40 languages, represents a unique opportunity to share our 29-year collective effort to protect, restore and rewild the Southern Cone with people all over the world. We hope some may even be inspired and moved to act on behalf of threatened ecosystems in their own backyards.

You can read the article here and see the related documentary feature about our work to restore nine native species to Argentina’s Ibera wetlands, including once extinct jaguars, giant river otters and macaws. For more on this story, visit National Geographic.

Link: www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2020/05/how-an-unprecedented-gift-built-a-legacy-of-conservation-in-patagonia-feature

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(Español) Inauguración “Casa Museo Lucas Bridges”, en Parque Nacional Patagonia, busca homenajear al hombre que trajo desarrollo ganadero y cultura a la región de Aysén

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