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A Recent Conservation Expedition Exploring Wolf Volcano

Amidst the rainy season, a pink iguana is spotted feeding atop Wolf Volcano, taking full advantage of the plentiful food

Six adventurers from the Galapagos Conservancy including park rangers, scientists and other experts, recently made a trip to the Wolf Volcano in northern Isabela Island. The expedition team led by Dr. Jorge Carrion spent over 600 hours protecting this unique volcano’s ecosystems. It is the highest point of the archipelago, at 1,707 meters above sea […]

Celebrating 489 Years of Conservation and Resilience

The Wolf Volcano, standing at 1710 meters tall, on Isabela Island in Galapagos offers a stunning view of nature's grandeur.

    Strong ocean currents diverted the Dominican Friar Tomas de Berlanga‘s ship from its course 489 years before, and threatened disaster. Amidst the danger, however, came a unique encounter that would change history forever. Berlanga, his crew, and the vast ocean witnessed the Galapagos Islands emerge from the deep blue. This was the start […]

The Transformative Impact of Local Agriculture in a Community

Noemí Rea's radiant smile showcases her passion for sustainable development by planting and harvesting organic produce locally.

COVID-19 taught us many lessons. One of them was the importance to be self-sufficient. Noemi, an entrepreneur and a good example of this, shows us how local farming in Galapagos improves people’s lives and contributes to environmental conservation. Role of local agriculture during pandemic Families like Noemi’s have turned to agriculture as a way to […]

New Agreement Facilitates Genetic Research to Help Save Endangered Species in Galápagos

Leaders from the Galápagos conservation community, including Jean Pierre Cadena (left), Executive Director of the Galápagos Biosecurity and Quarantine Agency, Sade Fritschi, Ecuador’s Minister of the Environment, and Washington Tapia, General Director of Galápagos Conservancy, sign genetic research agreement.

 Galapagos Conservancy signed an important new agreement on February 3, 2024 with the Ecuadorian Ministry of Environment, Water, and Ecological Transition. This agreement is a step forward in an initiative by the Galapagos Biosecurity and Quarantine Agency and Galapagos Conservancy, to use molecular genetic technology to aid conservation efforts on the islands. Washington Tapia, our […]