Red-footed Tortoise

Rewilding a Missing Tortoise in Argentina

Rewilding a Missing Tortoise in Argentina

This past month, we had the good fortune to be hosted by Tompkins Conservation at two of the national parks they have created. Doug and Kris Tompkins donated over 14 million acres of land to create national parks in Chile and Argentina, to combat climate change and help restore lost biodiversity in the region. One of their core missions is rewilding populations of species that were wiped out by humans through agriculture, development and hunting. Their team invited us to help them explore the rewilding of a popular tortoise species in a largely unstudied part of its range…