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Monday, September 25 • 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Re-Wilding the Planet with Kris Tompkins & Greg Carr

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The notion of committing 50% of the planet to nature is achievable and this year’s Legacy Award honorees have taken us significantly toward that visionary goal. Todd Wilkinson leads a conversation with Greg Carr (Gorongosa Restoration Project) and Kris McDivitt Tompkins (Tompkins Conservation) on lessons they have learned as they re-imagine the future of community-driven conservation.

Facilitator
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Todd Wilkinson

Founder, Mountain Journal
Todd Wilkinson is an American journalist and author proudly trained in the old-school tradition of asking tough questions and pressing for honest answers.  He is the founder of Mountain Journal. Since he began as a violent crime reporter with the legendary City News Bureau of... Read More →

Speakers
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Greg Carr

Gorongosa National Park Restoration Project
Located at the very southern end of the Africa’s Great Rift Valley, Gorongosa is Mozambique’s most iconic national park. It is one of the most biologically rich and most geologically diverse parks in the World. In January of 2008, the Greg C.Carr Foundation signed a 20-year agreement with the Government of Mozambique to restore and co-manage the... Read More →
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Kris Tompkins

Tompkins Conservation
From the fiords and grasslands of Chile to the wetlands of northern Argentina, Tompkins Conservation’s wide array of initiatives protect and rewild native landscapes while nurturing local economies. Created by Kristine and Douglas Tompkins with the underlying goal of saving biodiversity and inspiring others to do the same, Tompkins Conservation--specifically two of its main organizational vehicles Conservacion Patagonica and the Conservation Land Trust--has protected over 3.4 million acres across Chile and Argentina to date. Working in collaboration with private and public partners and four different presidents, Tompkins Conservation has created six new national parks, expanded another, and established two provincial parks. The Tompkins Conservation family of organizations continues to expand its efforts as it works to create 5 new national parks, with the goal of adding at least 10 million additional acres to the national park systems of Chile and Argentina via a combination of direct land donations and government contributions. | In addition to creating national parks, Tompkins Conservation has undertaken the most ambitious rewilding effort in the Americas by returning giant anteaters, macaws, tapirs and other species to the... Read More →


Monday September 25, 2017 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Explorers Room Jackson Lake Lodge