Douglas Tompkins seeks support in Europe to establish national parks in Latin America

Posted on October 21, 2012 • Filed under: Argentina, Chile, Enviromental Issues, Europe, Latin America News reported that Douglas Tompkins seeks support in Europe to create new national parks in Latin America.
To date, the employer has created two national parks in our country and other three “are about will be donated” future Pumalín national parks of Patagonia and Ibera, Argentina. The U.S. couple Douglas and Kristine Tompkins, who in the past 20 years has acquired land on a large scale in Argentina and Chile to turn them into national parks, seeking collaboration and financial support in Europe for its new projects, a task that will take care of the Spanish Astrid Vargas.

Vargas, an international expert on endangered carnivores and in 2005 achieved the first captive breeding of Iberian lynx in Spain, also advise the reintroduction of the jaguar in the nature reserve Ibera (Argentina), an initiative promoted by the Tompkins also through its foundation The Conservation Land Trust. Read Article

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