The Cool List 2024: the 30 most exciting destinations to visit in 2024 From Argentina to Australia and Norway to Nova Scotia, these places chosen by National Geographic Traveller (UK) will be making headlines in the year ahead. | By Rory Goulding and Connor McGovern | National Geographic Traveller (UK) — October 30, 2023


PODCAST | I was a surrogate mum to a parrot chick to save it from extinction | With Marianela Masat | BBC Outlook — October 23, 2023

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Jaguar Conservation: Smart Maps Guide Ecosystem Revitalization in Argentina | By David Gadsden | Esri Blog — October 17, 2023

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Call of the wild: philanthropists seek to regenerate and preserve neglected lands Following similar success stories in South America, rich rewilders in Europe are establishing national parks as a way to secure their investments in perpetuity | by Oliver Balch | Financial Times — August 29, 2023

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The return of the wild in Argentina’s Patagonia Park Locals in Argentina’s deep south are switching from ranching to eco-tourism as part of an effort to rewild Patagonia Park, the region’s newest reserve. | By Richard Collett | Wanderlust — August 19, 2023

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PODCAST | DIANA FRIEDRICH on the Beauty and Promise of Rewilding | With Diana Friedrich | For the Wild, Episode 339 — July 5, 2023


Patagonia’s Former CEO Now Makes Nature Her Business Kris Tompkins, who left the company to devote her life to wildlife conservation, says capitalism and environmentalism can work together | By Ben Ashwell | The Wall Street Journal — July 5, 2023


Why your next safari should be in Argentina From extinction to distinction: a rewilding safari in Argentina’s Iberá Wetlands introduces wildlife lovers to unexpected but equally out-of-this-world nature experiences | By Laura Field | Independent — July 5, 2023


The Iberá Wetlands: Argentina’s answer to Yellowstone Once a degraded backwater, Argentina’s Iberá Wetlands is home to a stunning collection of wildlife – and one of the continent’s most ambitious eco-initiatives. | By Daniel Allen | BBC — June 15, 2023

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PODCAST | Living Wildly in Patagonia With Conservationist Kris Tompkins Host Lale Arikoglu sits down with Tompkins and reminisces on her own experiences in this magical part of the world. | By CNT Editors | Women Who Travel Podcast, Condé Nast Traveler — June 8, 2023

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PODCAST | Bringing ecosystems back to life How Tompkins Conservation is rewilding millions of acres and restoring key species in South America. | With Alex Honnold | Planet Visionaries — June 1, 2023


 Yvon Chouinard TIME 100 Most Influential People of 2023 | By Kris Tompkins | TIME — April 13, 2023


Chile announces biological corridor to protect endangered deer | Report by Reuters Television and Fabián Andrés Cambero; Editing by Sandra Maler | Reuters —


BBC 100 Women 2022 Sofia Heinonen, the Executive Director of our offspring organization, Rewilding Argentina, has been included in the BBC’s 2022 list of inspiring and influential women. | BBC News — December 6, 2022


Keystone Species: Rewilding by Numbers A major new study has identified 20 keystone species whose reintroduction would ensure that an additional 54% of the planet’s land area regains its full complement of large mammals – but how practical is such an idea?| By Matt Maynard | Geographical — August 10, 2022


First Jaguars Born in Forest Where They Went Extinct 70 Years Ago Jaguars have been born in an Argentine wetland 70 years after they went extinct from the area. The cubs were born in Ibera Park in humid, verdant northeastern Argentina following a successful rewilding program. | By William McGee | Newsweek — July 22, 2022

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How to Rewild a Country: The Story of Argentina It began with a philanthropic couple buying a swamp but has become one of the world’s boldest experiments in restoring degraded habitats, bringing wildlife and landscapes back from the brink | By Patrick Greenfield | The Guardian — June 24, 2022

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The Case of the Disappearing Deer – and How a New Corridor Could Save It Only 1,500 huemul remain in the world, but a parks corridor is being created to save the deer that features on Chile’s coat of arms. | By Matt Maynard | The Guardian — May 19, 2022

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Predators: Jaguars return to Argentina in ‘South America’s most complete species reintroduction project’ Sofía Heinonen, head of the Rewilding Argentina Foundation, says it took 15 years to get people to support the comeback of the largest land predator on the continent. | By Clemente Álvarez | El País — June 7, 2022

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Green Light for Return of Red-Footed Tortoises to Argentina Last seen in the South American country 20 years ago, 40 are being reintroduced to El Impenetrable park in the coming weeks. | By Graeme Green | The Guardian — May 24, 2022

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Have You Ever Seen a Baby Macaw? Meet Tania, who is helping to create a safe environment for macaws to nest and have their babies, before releasing them into the wild!  | BBC Earth Kids — May 7, 2022


In Patagonia National Park, an Ancient Migration Route Is Restored Chile’s new park was created with the goal of rewilding what was an important corridor for wildlife and people for millennia. | By Chloe Berge | AFAR Magazine — April 28, 2022

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How Argentina and Chile’s Rewilded Areas Are Ushering in a New Era of Eco-Travel Behind the scenes of a cutting-edge conservation project to protect jaguars and pumas within the shared landscapes of the two nations. | By Alex Postman | Condé Nast Traveler — April 19, 2022

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Cute Giant River Otters They are the largest otter species in the world and only live in South America but they are endangered. The good news is that three new pups have just been born in Argentina – the first in 40 YEARS.| BBC Earth Kids — April 9, 2022

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A big cat safari in Chile and Argentina Thanks to a conservation drive in the Ibera Wetlands, there are ample pumas, cougars and jaguars to spot in this dramatic patch of South America | By Sarah Marshall | The Times — April 9, 2022

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Rewilding Experiences Are on the Rise—But Are They Making a Difference? From Chile to the Scottish Highlands, travelers are participating in efforts to return environments to their natural state. | By Chloe Berge | Condé Nast Traveler — April 8, 2022

PODCAST from Nature (Emiliano Donadio from Rewilding Argentina starts at minute 11:10) | This week Nature publishes a Comment article from a group who aim to reverse biodiversity loss by reintroducing species to areas where they are extinct. We speak to one of the Comment’s authors about the project and their hopes that it might kick start ecosystem restoration. Comment: Rewilding Argentina: lessons for the 2030 biodiversity targets | Podcast by Nick Petrić Howe & Benjamin Thompson | Nature — March 9, 2022


Rewilding Argentina: Lessons for the 2030 biodiversity targets | By Emiliano Donadio, Sebastian Di Martino, and Sofía Heinonen | Nature — March 7, 2022

‘Everything is on fire’: Flames rip through Iberá National Park in Argentina | By Elizabeth Claire Alberts | Mongabay — Feb 24, 2022

An ecoregion-based approach to restoring the world’s intact large mammal assemblages | By Carly Vynne, Joe Gosling, Calum Maney, Eric Dinerstein, Andy T. L. Lee, Neil D. Burgess, Néstor Fernández, Sanjiv Fernando, Harshini Jhala, Yadvendradev Jhala, Reed F. Noss, Michael F. Proctor, Jan Schipper, José F. González-Maya, Anup R. Joshi, David Olson, William J. Ripple, and Jens-Christian Svenning | Ecography — Jan 27 2022

Rewilding jaguars to restore nature in the Americas | By Thais Narciso | UN Environment Programme — Jan 12, 2022

Preserving Patagonia For three decades, Kristine Tompkins has helped turn millions of acres of Patagonia into protected national parks. Now she’s making sure the work outlasts her. | Words By Grayson Haver Currin, Photography By Jeff Johnson, Vincent Perini | New York Times | Departures Magazine

Patagonia receives State Department award for international environmental work [by Thompson Conservation] The company is one of six to receive the annual recognition. | By Geoff Nudelman | Outside Business Journal — Dec 9, 2021

26 changemakers fighting for the planet Whether scientist, innovator, philanthropist or teenager with a cause – behind every great action is a driving force. Here are twenty six to be reckoned with. | By Simon Ingram | National Geographic — Nov 1, 2021

Group aims to reintroduce Jaguars — once nearly hunted to extinction — to Argentina | By Miles O’Brien, Karina Cuevas, Will Toubman | PBS News Hour — Oct 21, 2021

Researchers Record Rare Maned Wolf Pups in Argentina | By Amy Lupica, ODP Daily Editor | Our Daily Planet — Sept 17, 2021

Giant River Otter Spotted in Argentina for First Time in Decades The first wild sighting of the species in Argentina since the 1980s, this surprise offers hope to conservationists looking to bring the otters back | By Alex Fox | Smithsonian Magazine — June 1, 2021

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‘A huge surprise’ as giant river otter feared extinct in Argentina pops up Conservationists thrilled at the sighting of the wild predator, last seen in the country in the 1980s | By Graeme Green | The Guardian — May 25, 2021

Mapping out a future for ungulate migrations [with data from Rewilding Argentina] | Multiple Authors & Affiliations | Science — May 7, 2021


At-risk rheas released into Chile’s Patagonia for repopulation | Reporting by Reuters Television; Writing by Karishma Singh; Editing by Ana Nicolaci da Costa | Reuters — May 6, 2021

VIDEO | Rewilding Argentina: A journey to help nature heal | Talk to Al Jazeera: In the Field The Ibera wetlands are a 1.3 million-hectare (3.2 million-acre) natural reserve in northeastern Argentina. But in recent years, wildlife in the area has suffered because of rapid development, industrialised agriculture and uncontrolled cattle grazing. Argentina is one of the world’s top food producers. Beef and grain are some of its main exports. And now, as the country stretches its agricultural capabilities even further, several conservation strategies are being tried out and, it seems, some of them are working. On this edition of Talk to Al Jazeera: In the Field, Teresa Bo meets some of those determined to work on rewilding Argentina. | By Teresa Bo | Aljazeera — Apr 24, 2021

VIDEO | Patagonia’s former CEO uses profits to protect landscapes Kristine Tompkins, former CEO of outdoor clothing company Patagonia, has rewilded 14 million acres of parkland in Chile and Argentina. Richard Quest talks with her about whether conservation is at odds with the world of business. CNN — Mar 19, 2021

Jaguar family’s release in Argentina is a step toward bringing back an important predator Conservation groups’ captive-breeding program aims to returning balance to the ecosystem. | By Lela Nargi | The Washington Post — Mar 2, 2021


PODCAST | The Women Who Save Nature  Kim Chakanetsa meets two environmental champions fighting to save South America’s most precious ecosystems. Kris Tompkins is the president and co-founder of Tompkins Conservation. Kris and her late husband, Doug Tompkins, have been instrumental in the creation of 13 national parks in Chile and Argentina, conserving over 14 million acres of land. | Produced by Alice Gioia BBC | The Conversation podcast — Feb 22, 2021

Icon: Rewilding Our Parks, Our Hearts, And Our Wallets | By Brendan Doherty | Forbes — Dec 15, 2020

The Last Wild Jaguar in Argentina’s El Impenetrable National Park Just Had Sex Biologists set him up on a historic blind date, and he thinks she’s purrfect. | By Amy Booth | Vice — Dec 4, 2020

Can Rewilding Large Predators Regenerate Ecosystems? As some conservationists and researchers begin to return large carnivores to areas where they once roamed, scientists intensify efforts to study the ecological roles of predators. | Katarina Zimmer | The Scientist — Nov 1, 2020