Join us for our Galapagos Day online event on Thursday 9 December hosted by science, natural history and environmental broadcaster and GCT Ambassador Liz Bonnin.
We will be celebrating the outcomes from the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in November, including the announcement of the expansion of the Galapagos Marine Reserve, and what it means for the ocean and climate change. We will also explore what actions are needed to ensure that promises are fulfilled and what it means for Galapagos moving forward, especially those who will be hardest hit by climate change.
Our expert panel includes:
- Dr Jen Jones, GCT’s Head of Programmes. A marine biologist who specialises in the impacts of pollution on marine food webs.
- Dr Diana Pazmiño, Professor at Universidad San Francisco de Quito. Geneticist born in the Galapagos Islands and studying the connectivity of shark and ray populations.
- Dr Sarah Darwin, a botanist, GCT Ambassador and great, great granddaughter of Charles Darwin.
- Eliecer Cruz, a Galapagos conservation expert and coordinator of Mas Galapagos, a Galapagos citizen initiative for the protection and conservation of the Galapagos Marine Reserve. He also leads the Galapagos Conservation Programme for Fundacion Jocotoco.
- Carolina Zambrano-Barragán, Climate Justice Global Lead at Hivos. Has over 12 years of experience promoting climate action, innovation and human rights within the public, philanthropic and civil society sectors.