North Face Widow Tompkins Donates Land for Chile Parks

Last edited 16th March 2017

North Face Widow Tompkins Donates Land for Chile Parks

Kristine McDivitt Tompkins, the widow of US billionaire Doug Tompkins, is donating 408,000 hectares of land to Chile for national parks to be created.

Doug Tompkins, one of the founders of the outdoor clothing brand The North Face, died in a kayaking accident in Chile in 2015.

A keen conservationist, he bought up huge swathes of land in southern Chile and Argentina to preserve it.

His widow said Mr Tompkins' vision had inspired her to make the pledge.


Visit this article


Viewed (256)    Commented (0)