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Chile creates five national parks over 10 million acres

by Futures Centre, Feb 28
1 minute read

Chile has created five national parks, preserving large stretches of Patagonia, in a move that has been more than two decades in the making.


Over the past 20 years, US philanthropists Doug Tompkins and Kristine McDivitt Tompkins have acquired over 1 million acres of land, which – combined with land provided by the Chilean government – have resulted in this monumental act of conservation. The parks were signed into law on Monday by Chile’s president Michelle Bachelet.


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