Leading environmentalist donor to give presentation in Port Douglas tonight
LEADING environmental philanthropist Doug Tompkins is showing a video and giving a presentation on his most recent activities at the Port Douglas Community Centre tonight at 6.30pm. Entry is a gold coin and the proceeds will go towards the Mossman Botanic Gardens.
Mr Tompkins has conserved and restored around 1 million hectares of valuable wilderness areas and degraded farmlands in Chile and Argen- tina, demonstrating the effectiveness of commercially viable best practice ecological agricultural systems integrated with landscape conservation. He was a very successful businessman founding North Face and later Esprit clothing brands and was involved in turning both of them into multi-billion dollar companies. He sold his interests in these business and used the funds to start the Deep Ecology Foundation and Tompkins Conservation.