In 2012, Fundación Rewilding Argentina acquired the Estancia El Sauco to protect one of the most important nesting sites for the hooded grebe, an endemic bird threatened with extinction. The following year, the province of Santa Cruz ceded jurisdiction and land ownership in favor of the National State, and thus the Patagonia National Park was legally created in 2014. Fundación Rewilding Argentina continues to work in expanding the protected area of Patagonia National Park. Further, in 2019 we started a restoration project to recuperate populations of charismatic but threatened species like the puma, the guanaco, the Wolffsohn’s vizcacha, and the austral rail. Our goal is to restore their ecological roles and processes and highlight their potential to foster nature-based tourism ventures within local communities.