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Restoring and Protecting Earth's Wild Beauty

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Carnegie Institution for Science

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RESTORING AND PROTECTING EARTH'S WILD BEAUTY

Why create national parks? Although the process of designating new parkland is lengthy and complex, national parks offer ecological, cultural, and economic benefits, while also guaranteeing longterm conservation of fragile ecosystems. Founded by Kristine McDivitt Tompkins and her late husband, Douglas, Tompkins Conservation and its partners have protected approximately 13 million acres of parkland in Chile and Argentina. Mrs. Tompkins will answer the question of why national parks are a worthwhile investment by drawing on her years as the CEO of Patagonia, Inc., in addition to her more than two decades leading initiatives to rewild and restore biodiversity in South America.

Kristine McDivitt Tompkins: Co-founder, Tompkins Conservation; Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy recipient

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- This lecture will be streamed live on our website and our Facebook page, as well as recorded for on-demand viewing after the lecture.

- The Carnegie Institution for Science will open its doors at 5:45 p.m.

- An overflow room, with screens, will be available when our auditorium reaches maximum capacity. Seating in the auditorium is on a first-come, first-served basis.

- The Carnegie Institution for Science has partnered with Colonial Parking to offer parking reservations for its public lectures and conferences: https://www.ecolonial.com/locations/carnegie-science/

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