Legacy donations

Leaving a legacy to GCT in your will is one way in which you can have a direct and positive impact on the Archipelago for years to come. Whether you choose to leave a gift towards a particular conservation project, or one that can be used to aid the projects which are most in need at the time, you can be sure that your legacy is helping to support essential conservation in the Galapagos Islands.

The Importance of Legacies

Here are just some examples of the important work a legacy can help to fund:

  • Contributing towards new discoveries in Galapagos by supporting world-class scientific research into the unique biodiversity of the Archipelago.
  • Helping us to communicate the conservation lessons learned in Galapagos, providing a model for other threatened areas in the world.
  • Support the sustainable development of the Islands’ communities.
  • Enabling development of education tools to help train future conservation ambassadors for the Islands.

Types of Legacy

There are two ways in which you can leave a gift to GCT in your will:

  1. A pecuniary gift – where you leave a specific amount of money
  2. A residuary gift – where you leave a percentage of your estate

The key difference is that a residuary gift will tend to be inflation-proof, as it is a percentage rather than a specific sum.

Thank you for remembering Galapagos

We appreciate that leaving a gift in your will is very personal and many people may wish to keep this private. However, if you have decided to remember GCT in your will, we would welcome the opportunity to thank you and to answer any questions you may have, either about the legacy, or about Galapagos conservation in general. For further information, please do not hesitate to contact the office on 020 7399 7440 or email gct@gct.org.