December 13, 2015 - 12:21
At Cascada Expediciones we are sad to have heard of the death of Douglas Tompkins. Tompkins died after a kayaking accident on Lake General Carrera, aged 72. Whilst it my be of no comfort to his family and friends, one can only say that it is a fitting way to go for this passionate protector of the Patagonian wilderness - out in the nature he loved so much.
Successful conservation is not just a matter of leaving nature as it is. It is the fruit of many years of effort of dedicated environmentalists and ecologists. In Patagonia, large swaths of virgin land have been saved from development thanks to the work of people who have had the foresight to start the campaign before it’s too late. Who are these indefatigable environmental game-changers of Patagonia? In this Cascada post, we meet the Tompkins', a couple who has left a formidable environmental legacy in Patagonia.