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A Darwin's finch perches on a marine iguana in the Galapagos Islands

The Galapagos Islands need your help

Galapagos is one of the most extraordinary places on Earth, but it is also particularly vulnerable. Plastic is arriving on ocean currents, littering its beaches. Invasive species are devastating the birds, plants and the famous giant tortoises. And overfishing is taking a heavy toll on marine life.

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Galapagos giant tortoise

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Santiago land iguana project, Galapagos

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Find out how our projects are helping to restore degraded island habitats, conserve threatened species and protect the seas around Galapagos.
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Waved albatross on Española island, Galapagos

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What we do

Galapagos Conservation Trust was founded in 1995 and is the only UK-registered charity to focus exclusively on the conservation and sustainable development of the Galapagos Archipelago and its unique biodiversity. We work with scientists, authorities, NGOs and local communities to tackle key threats to the unique biodiversity of Galapagos, including invasive species, plastic pollution, climate change and overfishing. Together with our project partners we gather the evidence needed for maximum conservation outcomes, whilst ensuring strong educational and communications campaigns garner public and political support for interventions.

Our impact

Blue-footed booby's feet, Galapagos Islands

85 p

in every £1 we raise goes directly towards conservation in Galapagos

Mosquera island, Galapagos

18.9 %

of Ecuadorian waters are now protected

The Galapagos land iguana, an important ecosystem engineer

£ 1.8 m

raised in 2023 – our best year yet

Galapagos sea lions

30 %

by 2030 – our goal for ocean protection

The latest from our blog

11th Jul 2024
Education and outreach Women in science

Creating the next generation of environmental leaders in Galapagos

Ashleigh Klingman introduces us to the Adapt to Change Together Youth Leadership programme, which provides people with the tools to become the next generation of environmental leaders in Galapagos.
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Flamingos in Floreana
3rd Jul 2024
Climate Education and outreach

Understanding the importance of environmental education in Galapagos

We recently spoke to Adi Benea, who shared his experience delivering workshops on climate change to teaching leaders in the Galapagos Islands and the importance of environmental education.
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Diving with hammerhead sharks in Galapagos
20th Jun 2024
Events Ocean protection

Underwater Wonders of Galapagos Webinar 2024

Shark scientist Dr Alex Hearn joined us on 19 June for a fascinating ocean webinar, revealing his latest findings on the health of marine life around Galapagos.
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Jen, Lucia and Freya at INC-4 @ Freya Park
31st May 2024
Plastic pollution

Global Plastics Treaty INC-4: Forging Pacific island connections

In April, members of the GCT team attended the fourth round of negotiations for a global agreement to end plastic pollution (INC-4) in Ottawa.
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