American conservationist Kristine Tompkins stands in the middle of the forest in Pumalín Douglas Tompkins National Park, located in southern Chile.

Kristine Tompkins: ‘If a country declares an area to be a sanctuary and doesn’t protect it, this sets a terrible precedent for the world’

The American conservationist spoke with EL PAÍS about the documentary ‘Wild Life,’ which follows Kristine and her husband – entrepreneur Douglas Tompkins – in their efforts to preserve land in South America. She also discussed the new national park project in Magallanes, the southernmost region of Chile


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