Controlling invasive species

Reducing the effects of introduced species

The introduction of invasive alien species by humans, either accidentally or on purpose, is widely recognised as the greatest threat to the biodiversity of oceanic archipelagos. Evolving in relative isolation, the endemic wildlife of Galapagos is particularly susceptible to the impacts of invasive species, which can include competition for resources, predation and infection by foreign diseases. We support projects that aim to understand and reduce the effects of these alien invaders.