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Galápagos Conservancy Celebrates Ecuador’s Historic Debt-for-Nature Swap

Sea Lion swimming in the Galápagos Marine Reserve

The Galapagos Islands is a natural wonder and home to species that are unique on Earth. Ecuador’s government announced a massive debt-for nature swap that will go towards conservation of the marine areas on these islands. Galapagos Conservancy recognizes the importance of this historic achievement in protecting the islands’ flora, fauna and ecosystems. Marine reserves […]

Landmark Coral Reef Discovery Offers Glimpse Into the Past

Coral Reef discovery in Galápagos

Scientists from around the world discovered in the Galapagos Marine Reserve a coral reef that had been untouched for thousands years. Scientists from the United Kingdom and the United States made this amazing discovery during an expedition in the GMR between March 27 and April 22. The reef was discovered at the top of an […]

Preserving Fernandina Island’s Unique Flora and Fauna: Our Responsibility

Bird's eye view of Fernandina Island

Fernandina is the youngest island in the Galapagos Archipelago. It has an active volcano, and a pristine, untouched ecosystem. Fernandina Island is the third-largest island in the Galapagos Archipelago. It measures 642 square kilometers. However, its remoteness and inhospitable environment have kept humans away and protected it against invasive species. Fernandina, a natural treasure with […]