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

Galápagos Conservancy and National Park Join Forces to Strengthen Conservation Efforts

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 Archipelago. Collaboration between the two organizations will improve, among others, management programs of emblematic species, eco-system restoration, the Rapid Response Network and the monitoring program of Sea Turtles.

This agreement is a great opportunity for Galapagos Conservancy to strengthen our support for the Galapagos National Park Directorate. We recognize the hard work done by the park rangers in ensuring the conservation of Galapagos eco-systems and their unique biodiversity. Tapia stressed the importance of combining efforts to protect and conserve ecosystems, as well as the species who inhabit them, to ensure their ability to serve current and future generations.

In the last decade, the partnership between Galapagos Conservancy (GC) and the GNPD has resulted in world-renowned conservation projects, including Iniciativa Galapagos. This partnership has made a significant contribution to the protection and preservation of some of the planet’s most precious ecosystems. This cooperation will be strengthened to ensure a sustainable future in the Archipelago.

We must all work together to preserve the natural beauty of Galapagos. Galapagos Conservancy reaffirms their commitment to support the GNPD’s work in caring for and restoring the protected areas on the Archipelago. Tapia said, “This agreement shows that we can have a positive effect on conservation and that future generations will be able to enjoy the natural beauty of Galapagos and the opportunities it provides for the local population.”

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