Our Story: Tompkins Conservation

Editors » 7pm - March 15, 2017

Kristine McDivitt Tompkins and the late Douglas R. Tompkins (1943–2015) are American conservationists who have worked to save wildlife and wild habitat for a quarter century, achieving unprecedented success as park-focused philanthropists. After prominent careers, she as the former CEO of Patagonia, Inc. and he as the founder of the North Face and cofounder of Esprit clothing companies, the Tompkinses left the business world in the early 1990s and turned their entrepreneurial talents to saving nature’s beauty and diversity. They are best known for donating privately acquired land to become new national parks in Chile and Argentina, where they have directed conservation projects resulting in multiple new national and provincial parks.
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