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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 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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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

87 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

£ 1.25 m

raised in 2022 – our best year yet

Galapagos sea lions

30 %

by 2030 – our goal for ocean protection

The latest from our blog

Isabel Cooper painting during the 1925 Arcturus expedition
23rd Feb 2024
History of Galapagos Women in science

Isabel Cooper: A pioneering woman in Galapagos

Isabel Cooper was one of the first professional women to work in Galapagos, an artist on board the Harrison Williams Expedition to the Archipelago in 1923.
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Urban Family Gardening project, Galapagos
21st Feb 2024
Education and outreach Women in science

One woman’s mission to connect families with gardening and endemic plant conservation

Ashleigh Klingman, founder of Education 4 Nature Galapagos, discusses creating a community gardening project during the pandemic and how connecting people with nature strengthens conservation ethics.
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29th Jan 2024
Island restoration Women in science

An interview with entomologist Karen Vera

Entomologist Karen Vera shares her experience working on the Restoring Floreana project, one of the largest eradication projects ever conducted on an inhabited island.
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16th Jan 2024
Education and outreach Island restoration

Environmental education on Floreana: Supporting island restoration

We are supporting one of the most complex eradication projects ever conducted on an inhabited tropical island. To succeed, this groundbreaking project requires local residents' involvement.
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