Amber Seigler wrote -
Galapagos Conservancy is the premier advocacy organization in the United States for conservation in the Galapagos Islands. Our goal is the long-term ecological integrity of Galapagos and its unique marine and terrestrial ecosystems.
Collectively, our members represent the largest source of private funding for Galapagos conservation. Our direct support to on-the-ground research and management has more than doubled since 2004. We are committed to strengthening local institutions and to creating local capacity to ensure long-term protection of the archipelago.
We leverage our resources by working in close partnership with many allies, the most central to our work being the Charles Darwin Foundation and the Galapagos National Park. We are fortunate to collaborate with scientists from many U.S. universities, international non-governmental organizations, and a multitude of other institutions that are committed to Galapagos conservation.
When the Charles Darwin Foundation was created in 1959, the human population in Galapagos was minimal. Tourism was essentially non-existent; fishing was at subsistence levels only; the agricultural community was small; and the Research Station was being built, board by board, by young scientists and local residents.
Fifty years later, that landscape has changed dramatically and, to continue our work to preserve the archipelago, Galapagos Conservancy has changed, too.
We remain committed to the biological research that is still needed in Galapagos and which has been at the core of the work of the Charles Darwin Foundation, our primary partner, for the last five decades. But today, Galapagos Conservancy supports a much broader research agenda, designed to ensure that decision makers have the insight, data, and context in which to make critical public policy decisions, as well as a wide range of sophisticated conservation and management programs on the ground. Information from the website:
Also you can go to their website and adopt!
You can adopt a turtle for:
$30 Giant Tortoise Adoption Package:
$50 Giant Tortoise Adoption Package:
$100 Giant Tortoise Adoption Package:
Also you can get adopt an Iguana:
$30 Marine Iguana Adoption Package:
$50 Marine Iguana Adoption Package:
$100 Marine Iguana Adoption Package:
Information about the pictures:
The first two pictures are from the Galapagos website.
The next 8 pictures are taken in the Galapagos from a great friend Lorelei Owen.
The last two pictures are examples of the aftermath of littering and what it does to the animals that need our help. They are from a photographer Chris Jordan and his website is: http://www.chrisjordan.com/gallery/midway/#CF000228 8x10