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Chile's Route of Parks - protecting 28 million acres of Patagonia through conservation and tourism

Friday, January 31, 2020 - 10:45 to 11:30
Destinations London 2020 Schedule - Meet the Experts London - Meet the Experts - Theatre 1

Introduction

If you like your travels to ignite your explorer's spirit, there are few places quite like Patagonia, where Chile’s new Route of Parks project links 17 national parks from the Lake District to Cape Horn, via temperate rainforests, rewilded grasslands, high mountains and vast icefields. The project enshrines 25 years of conservation work by former CEO of Patagonia, inc Kristine Tompkins and her late husband Douglas Tompkins, which culminated in one of the biggest private land donations in history for the creation of national parks.

Latin America specialists Pura Aventura, who hosted Kristine last September for the official European launch, have been tailoring travel to Patagonia ever since a chance meeting there between Thomas Power and his fellow co-founders in the mid-nineties. Two decades on, the natural masterpieces he encountered are permanently protected for the benefit of all; the wildlife, local communities and you, the visitor.

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Speakers

Thomas Power
Co-founder, Pura Aventura
Related companies Pura Aventura
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