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Celebrating World Environment Day with Galápagos Conservancy

World Environment Day is celebrated every year on the 5th of June. This date was established by the United Nations back in 1972 to increase global awareness of the importance of protecting our ecosystems. This day encourages us to think about our everyday actions and how they impact the environment, underlining the urgency of adopting more environmentally friendly practices. World Environment Day reminds us that it is vital to protect and conserve our planet. This is especially true in places such as the Galapagos Islands where biodiversity can be extraordinarily rich but also fragile. Galapagos is a unique laboratory for endemic species that are found nowhere else on Earth. Their conservation is crucial to global biodiversity.

Conservation: A 39-Year Commitment

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Since Galapagos Conservancy was founded in 1989, it has worked to conserve this unique biodiversity and ecological jewel. Our donors and conservationists have been a great help in our efforts to protect Galapagos’ ecosystems. We are able to implement vital initiatives on the island thanks to their contributions. We acknowledge the efforts of the local communities, who have demonstrated their commitment to Galapagos by participating in various conservation initiatives and enterprises.

Our Director of Conservation Dr. Jorge Carrion explains that “constant effort, well-planned conservation action, community support, and donations from individuals committed to Galapagos are essential for continuing to implement measures that contribute towards safeguarding Galapagos unique ecosystems.” We can protect species that are found nowhere else in the world thanks to their support.

Galapagos: A future where it thrives

We are an organization that focuses on creating a sustainable future in Galapagos. We strive to protect its ecosystems and improve the lives of its inhabitants. We are proud to be working hand-in-hand with our main partner, the Galapagos National Park Directorate. This organization has a team highly trained park rangers who tirelessly work to protect Galapagos’ biodiversity.

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“Our commitment is that we will continue to fight for conservation on Galapagos, and continue to contribute so future generations can continue to enjoy the natural wonders in the archipelago,” Dr. Carrion says.

We congratulate Galapagos National Park Directorate on this World Environment Day for the hard work they do to protect this natural heritage every day. We invite the entire world to join our efforts to protect the Galapagos Archipelago, and by extension the planet. We can all make a positive contribution to the environment in our everyday lives, particularly in places such as the Galapagos Islands. Simple actions can include using reusable containers and bags, managing water and electricity in the home, avoiding consumption, and buying products from companies that have sustainable and ethical business practices. These simple everyday actions are beneficial to our local environment, and they contribute to the health of the Galapagos ecosystems and its unique species.

Shared Responsibility

World Environment Day is a reminder of the importance of conserving and protecting our planet for future generations. Galapagos Conservancy is firmly committed in its efforts to conserve the Galapagos eco-systems and their unique biodiversity. We recognize that every individual can contribute valuable contributions in this effort, says Dr. Carrion.

Join us on this mission. Happy World Environment Day.

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