24 Mar '12, 12pm

Conservacion Patagonica aims to preserve the wild beauty of Chile and Argentina

Conservacion Patagonica aims to preserve the wild beauty of Chile and Argentina

For twelve years, an organization called Conservacion Patagonica has been creating new national parks in the Patagonia region, spanning the countries of Chili and Argentina. Not only does this provide a basis for conservation efforts, but the organization also attracts travelers from all over the world. This provides opportunities for ecotourism, raising awareness for environmental issues as well as funds to support the expansion of national parks throughout Patagonia. The park’s mission points out that: “Few conservation organizations in the world tackle the task of building new national parks, but we’re committed to creating parks that protect some of Earth’s last wild places while benefiting their community and nation.” The organization was founded in 2000 by Kristine Tompkins. She worked previously as the CEO of Patagonia clothing before initiating this susta...

Full article: http://www.alternativeconsumer.com/2012/03/24/conservacio...

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