Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability
Land Conservation

The story of our conservation efforts in Tierra del Fuego and our partnership with the Wildlife Conservation Society is one example of how our people, capital and ideas can effect important change in the world.

In September 2004, Goldman Sachs and the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) announced an unprecedented partnership to protect in perpetuity a vast tract of wilderness at the southernmost edge of South America, on the island of Tierra del Fuego, Chile. This first of its kind private/public alliance has created a 735,000-acre nature preserve for the Chilean people, donated by Goldman Sachs to WCS for its conservation as a major ecological resource. Together, Goldman Sachs and the Wildlife Conservation Society are working with Chilean conservationists and other partners to establish the reserve, develop a sustainable use plan and preserve the region’s unique ecological characteristics for future generations.