“The Ecologist Magazine”: Running into the Grassland Queen of Patagonia

Posted by on Feb 18, 2013 in Conservacion Patagonica, Conservation, Hero Of The Week | 0 comments

People around the world acknowledge the importance of forests and trees to humankind and the survival of our planet. But grasslands; the wind-torn steppe of South America or rolling prairies of Northern America; surely these do not score highly in the global index of priority conservation habitats?

Wrong.

This diminutive habitat is in fact an important agent for carbon sequestration and provides crucial habitat to large herbivores, top predators and a plethora of species; many of whose populations are threatened.

For nearly twenty years, Kristine McDivitt Tompkins and her husband Douglas Tomkins have been battling… click here to read more

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