Douglas Tompkins: A Wild Legacy
Best Conservation Hero, 2016
USA, 2016, 16m
Douglas Tompkins was a world-renowned adventurer, entrepreneur, and conservationist. Co-founder of The North Face and Esprit, Doug spent the first half of his life building global brands, while simultaneously adventuring around the world. In 1968 Doug embarked to the tip of Patagonia – the trip solidified Doug’s place as a rock climbing legend. In the early 1990s Doug moved to Chile to do conservation work full time with his wife, Kristine McDivitt Tompkins, the former CEO of Patagonia, Inc. Together, they have protected 2.2 million acres, more land than any other individuals. A Wild Legacy tells the story of Doug’s incredible life, his lasting impact on the wild landscapes of Patagonia, and Kris and the Tompkins Conservation team’s efforts to continue his audacious mission.