In a simple but moving ceremony, Danny Rueda and Washington Tapia signed the agreement to renew cooperation and reaffirmed the commitment to pooling resources and efforts to ensure conservation and sustainability in Galapagos. Tapia said that the renewal of this agreement signifies our commitment to protect this natural treasure for the benefit of local communities and humanity as a whole.
Our cooperation revolves around the program Iniciativa Galapagos. This is a massive research and conservation project between Galapagos Conservancy, and the Galapagos National Park Directorate. It reflects our commitment to ecosystem restoration and recovery of endangered species. Iniciativa Galapagos is based on a solid foundation of knowledge, conservation and adaptive management.
The renewed agreement will allow us to continue with this initiative, as well as other vital efforts. We can use science to guide the recovery and restoration of species that are essential to Galapagos ecosystems.
Our agreement renewal with the Galapagos National Park Directorate does not just represent a formality, but is a sign of the mutual trust which has developed over the years of collaboration. Our environmental authority shares our trust in our commitment to Galapagos. We share this trust with our generous donors as their support allows us to carry out conservation actions that will protect the unique ecosystems on the Galapagos Archipelago over the long-term.
Tapia, who is optimistic about the future, says that we must continue to be dedicated to science, conservation and adaptive management to ensure the survival of this unique corner of the globe. He said, “We are excited by what we can accomplish together in the future with your support and renewed commitment.”
The Galapagos National Park Directorate has placed a lot of trust in us, and this is what drives us to work unreservedly with Galapagos. We also value the continued support from our donors who are the engines that drive the progress of these vital conservation efforts. The Galapagos Archipelago is a benchmark for conservation around the world thanks to your support. Together, let’s continue to protect the natural treasures for future generations. Let’s write an historic chapter on Galapagos conservation.