Tompkins Conservation 25, A Quarter Century of Work to Save the Wild is the title of this book which is available as a free download. My advice is to get this book, read this book, gaze at its beautiful pictures and marvel. Marvel both at the beauty of the book, and at the dedication of the Tompkins.
This book shows that the Tomkins, and their families have donated nearly half a billion dollars to their conservation causes, and have not stopped yet. Rare, wonderful people!
Kris Tompkins: “The initiatives that my husband, Douglas Tompkins, and I have undertaken over the years are simple in their objective—to protect wild nature from a relentless array of threats—yet ambitious in their scale. We’ve helped to secure millions of acres in new national parks and other protected areas, to return missing creatures to their former habitats, to restore degraded farmlands, and to support activist campaigns on two continents. It has been comprehensive work, with many deeply satisfying milestones.
Large-scale conservation initiatives that will remain durable over time ultimately must be collaborative, engaging communities and shaping cultural values.”
The book ends on a note we’d all do well to consider and incorporate into our own lives “Whoever you are, wherever your interest lies, whatever you’ve fallen in love with, you get out of bed every morning and you do something. You act, you step into the fray, and you fight for a human society that is in balance with the natural world. —Kristine McDivitt Tompkins”
Read this book, download this book, forward this book (the authors would like to see it spread far and wide)!