Pumalín National Park to Carry the Name of its Founder, Douglas Tompkins

President of Chile Recognizes Tompkins Conservation Founder by Naming New National Park in His Honor.

February 27, 2018 — La Moneda Palace, Santiago, Chile At the La Moneda Palace in Santiago, Chile, Chilean President Michelle Bachelet and Kristine McDivitt Tompkins, President of Tompkins Conservation, signed the decree to create “Pumalín National Park – Douglas R. Tompkins.” This marks the final act in creating the network of parks of Chilean Patagonia, which establishes over 10 million acres of new national parklands and includes what has been billed as the largest donation of land from a private entity to a country in history. With today’s signing and naming ceremony, the government of Chile recognizes Douglas Tompkins’ legacy by giving his first and most iconic conservation philanthropy project his name.


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