Oscar Guiracocha Andrade is a native from San Cristobal Island and he spearheads an innovative conservation project in the remote Galapagos. Oscar’s initiative, supported by the Galapagos Conservancy conservation grant program, transforms plastic waste to sustainable accessories and promotes environmental stewardship.
Oscar’s innovative approach to plastic pollution involves crafting customized items like cellphone holders and keyschains. One of the Galapagos Islands’ first mechanical arms was created using 3D printed technology and recycled plastics. This innovation improves the lives of residents on San Cristobal Island. It is a testament to Oscar’s commitment to the environment, which combines passion, ecological responsibility and innovation.
Oscar expresses his gratitude for the Galapagos Conservancy’s support and emphasizes that innovation is crucial to the health of Galapagos as well as its local community. Galapagos Conservancy support has catalyzed his commitment to find sustainable solutions for the natural wonderland and community’s wellbeing.
Several entrepreneurs have made their dreams a reality, thanks to the generosity of donors. Galapagos Conservancy played a crucial role in initiatives such as Oscar’s. This legacy of conservation and change was created by the Conservancy. These contributions have a lasting effect and foster transformations which contribute to a brighter future for the Galapagos Islands.
Donor contributions have supported more than 160 conservation projects and initiatives that were led by Galapagos locals, primarily women entrepreneurs, since 2021. These initiatives are not only important for the conservation of wildlife, but they also contribute to the well-being and prosperity of the local community. We are grateful to our readers for their support, and we invite them to help us continue our mission of creating a vibrant and sustainable Galapagos.