In the untouched expanses of Patagonia, you can drive for hours and not see another soul. There’s no place to hide, no trees, just emptiness…
It’s here that conservationist,
He went on to found the Global Penguin Society (GPS), whose projects have been supported by World Nomads' customers through their donations to The Footprints Network. The GPS works closely with Hotel El Pedral to provide a model where ecotourism and conservation coexist. Through the development of tourism in the area, the locals, who once threatened the penguins’ survival through poaching and pollution, became invested in the success of the wildlife conservation efforts, and ultimately helped the penguin population's recovery in Puerto Madryn.
World Nomads traveled there to speak to Popi, who's recently been named the winner of the 2018 Gold Award by the Whitley Fund for Nature, an award so prestigious among conservationists it’s often called the “Green Oscar”.
Buenos Aries local, Martina, shares her top tips, from expensive flights to the realities of danger in her home town.
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