Former CEO of Patagonia
United National Global Patron for Protected Areas
2018 Carnegie Medal for Philanthropy
Kristine McDivitt Tompkins embarked on her journey in the outdoor fashion industry when she joined rock climbing legend Yvon Chouinard’s company. When it became Patagonia, Tompkins served as CEO for 16 years, setting standards for ethical fashion and corporate responsibility. The prototypical “anti-corporation,” Patagonia has donated large sums to conservation groups and became a pioneer in mitigating environmental impacts at scale.
Kristine is the president and co-founder of Tompkins Conservation. In 2018 she was named the United Nations Global Patron for Protected Areas, was recognised in 2017 with the Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy, and in 2016 with the World Tourism Award and the Lowell Thomas Award. Kristine has an unburnished energy and sense of urgency to inspire and accelerate new ways to work on behalf of nature.
Price on Application
Based on two people sharing
Small group experience
Limited to twelve guests
Internal Flights to Corrientes
Transfer Flights over Iberá
Daily Experiences at Iberá
18-25 September 2022
Travel subject to application
This extraordinary wetland, the largest in Argentina, is home to 30% of the biodiversity in the country including endangered species such as the pampas and marsh deer, the maned wolf and grassland birds like the strange-tailed tyrant.
In 2005, what was to become one of the largest rewilding programs in the Americas was started, with the goal of restoring keystone species that had been extirpated from Iberá through hunting and habitat loss and were extinct in the region, the Province or, in some cases, the country.
As the rewilding program developed, the cultural identity of Iberá began to recover alongside the ecosystems and natural processes, impacting a total population of 100,000 people who surround the park.
Today, Iberá stands as one of the world’s most successful ongoing conservation missions.