Rachel’s Network Members will experience stunning beauty and biodiversity in Patagonia Azul and the Iberá region, and learn more about one of the most successful multi-year public/private philanthropy
Rachel’s Network Members will experience stunning beauty and biodiversity in Patagonia Azul and the Iberá region, and learn more about one of the most successful multi-year public/private philanthropy conservation efforts in the world.
Formed in 2010 by Argentinian conservationists and activists, Rewilding Argentina was initially a project of Tompkins Conservation, which was founded by Rachel’s Network Member Kristine Tompkins and her late husband, Douglas Tompkins. Rewilding Argentina continues to carry out their work and vision, collaborating with national and provincial governments and with conservation and social organizations, both national and international. The work is made possible with the support of funders and philanthropists from Argentina and around the world.
Patagonia Azul, one of the newest projects for Rewilding Argentina, focuses on one of the most biodiverse regions of the Argentine coast, encompassing areas with extensive kelp forest, algae meadows, and vital breeding grounds for large fish, marine birds, and mammals. The project promotes the restoration of the coastal and marine ecosystem and the transformation of the local economy from extractive to restorative.
The Iberá project and its surrounding wetland is the birthplace of rewilding in Argentina. Home to almost 30% of Argentina’s biodiversity, this conservation area holds a unique opportunity to reintroduce locally extinct species such as the giant anteater, tapir, collared peccary, pampas deer, ocelot, giant river otter, and jaguar. In the park, national and provincial park rangers work together to preserve the quality and abundance of native animals, balanced with an authentic tourism experience for visitors.
Registration Opens to Members in April 2024.
8 (Friday) 8:00 am - 19 (Tuesday) 12:00 pm