Tompkins Conservation Chile donates books to public libraries across Chile

The books Corcovado National Park, Yendegaia National Park and the 25-year Retrospective compile photographs and essays on nature and conservation, and will be available through Chile’s Public Library Network thanks to an alliance with the National Cultural Heritage Service.

A collaboration agreement signed by Tompkins Conservation Chile and the National Service of Cultural Heritage is promoting environmental knowledge and culture throughout Chile with the distribution of a thousand copies of Corcovado National Park, Yendegaia National Park and the 25-year Retrospective to libraries from Arica to Punta Arenas.

Carolina Morgado, executive director of Tompkins Conservation Chile, highlighted, “Through this donation we seek to bring natural heritage closer to readers from various territories of the country, to raise awareness of the natural jewels that we have in Chile and the importance of their conservation. This alliance is very important to us because it allows us to access the network of public libraries, which are spaces full of learning open to all, just like national parks.”

Carlos Maillet, director of the National Service for Cultural Heritage, added, “There is no doubt that this material will be a great contribution to our communities to help us learn more about our natural heritage.”

Tompkins Conservation Chile has worked for the last 27 years to reverse the crisis of species extinction and climate change using the creation of national parks and ecological rewilding or restoration as a strategy. To date, it has collaborated with the State for the creation of seven national parks and the expansion of another three, giving life to the Route of the Parks of Patagonia. Efforts that are reflected in the different publications donated and that from this year will be available in 400 libraries in Chile.

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