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photo by @franslanting guanacos—and all of us—received a huge gift when chilean president michelle bachelet and kristine mcdivitt tompkins, president of tompkins conservation, joined forces to create five new national parks in chile and increase the size of three others with an amazing ten million acre expansion of protected areas in chilean patagonia. this public partnership started with kris and doug tompkins's private commitment to embrace the preservation of wilderness and wildlife in patagonia twenty years ago. they confirm what margaret mead once said: “never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” thank you kris and doug, for your vision—on behalf of the guanacos, and all of us, who will now have a home and a place to visit in perpetuity in patagonia park and the other protected areas. gracias chile! to see for yourself how i was able to get close to this curious guanaco family, follow me @franslanting and @christineeckstrom. @tompkins_conservation @natgeocreative @thephotosociety #chile #conservation #conservacio #patagonia #nationalparks #parquesnacionales #parquepatagonia #celebrate #inspire #rewilding #beauty #gracias #gratitude

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