Fundación Rewilding Chile

Rewilding Chile

We are Tompkins Conservation's offspring in Chile.
In 2021 we changed our name to reflect better our work in the territory.

Rewilding means helping nature heal, giving space back to wildlife and returning wildlife back to the land, as well as to the seas.

Wild Life

Kristine Tompkins

The inspiring story
of our founders
Kristine & Douglas Tompkins
was captured in the
National Geographic
Documentary Films

movie “Wild Life”.

Conservation in the
Route of Parks of Chilean Patagonia

Rewilding Chile’s core team has been working for nearly three decades in Chilean Patagonia collaborating closely with Tompkins Conservation, promoting Rewilding as a comprehensive conservation strategy in the Route of Parks of Chilean Patagonia, through the creation of national parks, the restoration of ecosystems and the active management of threatened species.

  • 7 national parks created
  • 3 national parks expanded
  • +1,2 million acres donated
  • +11 million acres protected
  • 8 species monitored


Photo: Hernán Povedano


Huemul National Corridor

An ambitious public-private initiative that seeks to reestablish this species’ population using wildlife corridors in key conservation areas along the Route of Parks of Patagonia.

Creation of parks

Marine Program

Our marine program seeks to create new protected marine areas that parallel our conservation efforts in existing National Parks and highlight the importance of conserving complete, interconnected ecosystems in order to guarantee ecological continuity.

Volcán Corcovado | Foto: Antonio Vizcaíno

Community outreach

Route of Parks of Chilean Patagonia

We crafted the vision for the Route of Parks of Chilean Patagonia in 2014, bringing to life this regionally-focused project with the belief that conservation-based tourism could be a powerful economic engine for local communities.


Creation of Parks

Rewilding Chile signs protocol to create a national park at the tip of the Americas

The government of Chile is taking steps to protect Cape Froward, a remote wilderness on the coast of the Brunswick Peninsula, the southernmost point of the South American continent.

Creation of Parks

Tompkins Conservation, Rewilding Chile, and Conaf inaugurated an innovative visitor center in Pumalín Douglas Tompkins National Park

Through an interactive experience, this space will allow visitors to learn about the history and ecological attributes of this park located in the Lakes Region.


Freed Andean condors to provide a window into wild behavior in pristine areas

Four Andean condors (Vultur gryphus) released in Patagonia National Park will give researchers visibility into the Patagonian population of the largest flying bird in the world. This latest rewilding effort is a public and private collaboration between the Manku Project, Cortés Solari Philanthropy, Rewilding Chile, Centro de Rehabilitación de Aves Rapaces (CRAR), the Chilean Agricultural Service (SAG), ParqueMet Zoo and Chile’s National Forest Corporation (CONAF).


Cutting-edge technology in Patagonia National Park: Real-time monitoring with artificial intelligence camera traps

The camera traps, strategically installed in the Tamango sector of the protected area, have solar panels and batteries that give them great autonomy. In addition, they are equipped with antennas that allow connection to the cellular network, which enables real-time data transmission. This combination has significantly improved the efficiency and effectiveness of wildlife monitoring.


Successful premiere of “Wild Life”, the movie by National Geographic Documentary Films about Kristine and Douglas Tompkins

The Minister of National Assets, Javiera Toro, and the Minister of Environment, Maisa Rojas, were among the more than 1000 people who saw the documentary at the two screenings in Santiago. Directed by Oscar winners Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin, "Wild Life" shows the epic love story of the North American conservationists who made the world's largest private donation to conserve Chilean Patagonia.


First images of the Collaborative Feline Program reveal de secrets of the wildlife in Pumalin Douglas Tompkins National Park

The records are the first obtained after the removal of 100 camera traps that were installed in 2021 in different corners of the National Park, thanks to the joint work of Rewilding Chile, Panthera, an international organization that works for the conservation of wild cats in the world, and the support of Conaf.