[Full Interview] Rewilding - with Kris Tompkins
Kristine Tompkins is an American conservationist who is the president and co-founder of Tompkins Conservation, and former CEO of Patagonia.
For nearly thirty years, along with her late husband Doug Tompkins, she has been protecting and restoring wild beauty and biodiversity by creating national parks, restoring wildlife, inspiring activism and economic vitality across 14.7 million acres of parklands in Chile and Argentina.
Kris is Chair of National Geographic Society’s Last Wild Places campaign, the first conservationist to be awarded the Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy and the United Nations’ Global Patron for Protected Areas.
Kris shares with us just what "wild" means to her, how she transitioned from being a high-rolling businesswoman to living in the Chilean bush, the role of beauty in her life and why macaws need to befriend robots.
Episode Website Link: lifeworld.earth/episodes/rewildingkristompkins
- Lifeworlds Resource Page: Rewilding
- Tompkins Conservation
- Rewilding Argentina
- 1990 - 2010 Twenty Year Retrospective of Kris and Doug’s work -
- Kristine Tompkins: Let's make the world wild again | TED Talk
- An Ark For Vanished Wildlife: Derek Gow in the New Yorker
- Derek’s Books ‘Bringing Back the Beaver’ & ‘Birds, Beasts and Bedlam’
Look out for meditations, poems, readings, and other snippets of inspiration in between episodes.
Music: Electric Ethnicity by Igor Dvorkin, Duncan Pittock, Ellie Kidd