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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 […]

New Visitor Checkpoint at Tortuga Bay to Protect the Natural Paradise

Entrance to Tortuga Bay

Tortuga Bay, on Santa Cruz Island, is a stunning destination that draws tourists and locals to its turquoise waters and white sand beaches. Tortuga Bay’s stunning landscape and marine wildlife make it a must-see for nature lovers. The Galapagos National Park Directorate opened a new visitor’s control booth in April at Tortuga Bay. This was […]

Discover the World’s Only Non-Flying Cormorant Species

Flightless Cormorant swimming

Seabirds provide vital information about the state of our oceans, and their availability. Understanding bird populations, their feeding habits and migration patterns provides valuable information on the state of ecosystems. Flightless Cormorant is a bioindicator of seabirds and an iconic species in the Galapagos Islands. This non-flying species is only found on the islands of […]

Galápagos Conservancy and National Park Join Forces to Strengthen Conservation Efforts

Galápagos National Park Director, Danny Rueda, and Galápagos Conservancy General Director, Washington Tapia, upon the signing of the cooperation agreement

Danny Rueda and Washington Tapia of Galapagos National Park signed a cooperation agreement on April 11, 2018. This alliance aims to enhance the conservation efforts carried out by National Park in order to protect the marine and land ecosystems of Galapagos. This agreement is a significant step towards the conservation of natural treasures throughout the […]