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Conservando Galapagos and UTPL Join Efforts for the Conservation of Galápagos

Conservando Galápagos and UTPL

Conservando Galapagos (the sister organization of Galapagos Conservancy) signed a cooperation agreement with Universidad Tecnica Particular de Loja, a private Ecuadorian university, in April. The agreement is designed to enhance education, research, social engagement, and collaboration in Galapagos by implementing joint projects, such as research and innovation, continuing educational courses, exchanges and mobility, technology transfers, […]

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 […]