Conserving endemic species

Protecting Galapagos' unique wildlife

Geographic isolation, unique geology and fascinating oceanography have led to the evolution of many creatures in Galapagos that are found nowhere else on Earth. Galapagos giant tortoises, marine iguanas, Galapagos penguins and Darwin’s finches are just a few that deserve a mention.

Endemic species are often the most vulnerable to anthropogenic (man-made) threats due to their unique evolutionary history and relatively low population size. The conservation of endemic species is a global priority and we are committed to preserving those found in Galapagos.