30 Jan '18, 5pm

10 Million Acres of New National Parks Created in Chile

Chilean President Michelle Bachelet signed a decree Monday to create five new national parks and expand three others, following a pledge made last year with Kristine McDivitt Tompkins, the president and CEO of Tompkins Conservation , to dramatically expand national parkland in the South American country. More than 10 million acres of new national parklands will be created in Chile, approximately three times the size of Yellowstone and Yosemite combined, or about the size of Switzerland. Bachelet said that would increase national parklands in Chile by 38.5 percent. The expansion includes 1 million acres of land donated by Tompkins Conservation, in what is believed to be the largest private donation of land ever from a private entity to a country. The decree included the creation of Pumalín Park and Patagonia Park, the conservation organization's two flagship projects, while...

Full article: https://www.ecowatch.com/chile-national-parks-2529955708....

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