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Our Galapagos Islands and South America Travel Blog

We update our travel blog regularly to ensure you are well informed about South America. Our travel blog answers questions on visiting Ecuador, Galapagos tours and cruises, and exploring Machu Picchu. We also provide useful comments and guidelines to help you choose the best option for your trip.

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December 11, 2022
Gustavo Manrique, Minister of the Environment

Interview with Ecuadorian Minister of the Environment

Gustavo Manrique was our guest and we discussed the current conservation priorities of the Ministry. Manrique served almost two years as Ecuador’s lead administrator for environmental […]
December 11, 2022
Tania Quisingo mixing Chulpi and spices

Entrepreneur Revives Traditional Foods With Eco-Friendly Focus

Many Galapaguenos were forced to seek alternative jobs after tourism was cut off abruptly. Tania Quisingo, Santa Cruz Islander, made crisis into an opportunity by starting […]
December 11, 2022
Walter Chimborazo

Walter Chimborazo The Tortoise Expert

Walter and I can be found almost every day at the Fausto Llerena Giant Tortoise Breeding Center on Santa Cruz Island. To restore Galapagos’ most endangered […]
November 22, 2022
cyanobacteria (brown areas)

2 Cyanobacteria Helpful Indicator of Reef Ecosystem Stress

Galapagos Conservancy is a non-profit organization that protects and restores the Galapagos Islands. This challenge requires ongoing monitoring of the state of the ecosystems. Recent research […]
November 22, 2022
Teresa Jaramillo, Leader of 'Manos Reciclando'

Increasing Waste Management Awareness

Today’s society produces enormous amounts of waste due to its unbridled consumption. Solid waste management is a major socio-environmental challenge for the entire world, even Galapagos. […]
November 20, 2022
Andrea Noboa at a nutritional workshop

Healthy Eating Habits Promoted by Galápagos Entrepreneur

Healthy, sustainable eating means eating more fruits and vegetables, and less animal products. These changes in diet have been shown to decrease obesity, diabetes, stroke, osteoporosis […]
November 20, 2022
Giovanna Morales, WISE recipient, with local kids on Santa Cruz Island

Arts-based Inspiration for Conservation of the Vermillion Flycatcher

Santa Cruz Island youth are learning how to take care of one of the most iconic and striking birds in the Galapagos, the Vermilion flycatcher. Giovanna […]
November 20, 2022
Rodent study in the wild

In Search of the Endemic Rodents of Santa Cruz, Santiago, and San Cristóbal Islands

The Galapagos Islands’ endemic rodents have suffered among the highest rates of extinction (Clark 1984; Dowler and al. 2000). Galapagos Conservancy funds surveys to find remnant […]
November 13, 2022
Galapagos Penguin

Invasive Species and Climate Change Threaten Galápagos Penguins

The Galapagos penguin is an archipelago endemic species. It is the second-smallest penguin species. Their population is concentrated on the Archipelago’s west side, at the rocky […]
November 12, 2022
Galápagos Conservancy Director, Washington Tapia, and Santa Cruz Island Mayor, Ángel Yánez Vinueza

Galápagos Conservancy Funds Santa Cruz Waste Management Symposium

The Decentralized Autonomous Government of Santa Cruz organized a symposium on solid waste management technology on Friday, 28 October. Galapagos Conservancy’s Conservation Action Grants program, which […]