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The former CEO of Patagonia, Kristine McDivitt Tompkins left the world of business to focus on protecting and restoring wild beauty and biodiversity, creating or expanding 15 national parks in Argentina and Chile, including two marine national parks. Together with her late husband, Douglas Tompkins, she has helped protect nearly 14.8 million acres of parklands in Chile and Argentina, making her one the most successful national park-oriented philanthropists in history. Through Tompkins Conservation and its offspring organizations, Rewilding Argentina and Rewilding Chile, she continues to push the boundaries of possibility in conservation, using it to restore wildlife, inspire activism and foster economic vitality.

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Dreamers: Notes on Session 1 of TED2024

April 16, 2024

It’s time for TED! And this year’s conference marks a big year: the 40th anniversary of TED, honoring the inaugural conference in 1984. With that in mind, TED2024 kicked off with a classically eclectic opening session, ranging from a powerful conversation on how Israel and Palestine can find peace to the future of AI to […]

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