Tue, 24 May 2016
Kris Tompkins, former CEO of Patagonia, Inc. turned world-renowned conservationist, has worked to create parklands in Chile and Argentina for more than 20 years, including current negotiations for the largest private land donation in history. Through the efforts of the Tompkins Conservation foundations and their partners, more than 2.2 million acres of South America have been protected.
Join us as Kris discusses the importance of restoring ecosystems and providing economic opportunities for local communities—and how these goals can be achieved through the establishment of national parks.
From CEO of Patagonia Inc. to one of the world’s leading conservationists, Kris’ story is unique and exemplifies the agency of private individuals to impact nations. Her journey has proven that partnerships between private and public actors can advance biodiversity on a global scale.