The 2016 GCT garden party review

We are pleased to announce that the annual Galapagos Conservation Trust garden party last Thursday evening was deemed a success by both the organisers and the attendees. The rain held off, and the sun even broke through the cloud to warm the terrace and garden of Bridgewater House.

Garden Party © Jennifer Bracegirdle

© Jennifer Bracegirdle

After drinks and canapés and an informal welcome from Sharon Johnson, Dr Andrew Terry of the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust, gave an interesting and informative talk on the Mangrove finch project. The project has been underway for three years and has had fantastic results in the way of population numbers; since 2014 a total of 36 fledglings have been released back into the mangroves of Isabela. A massive addition to the estimated total population of less than 100 individuals. To read more about this success, read more on our project pages.

Following his talk on his experience aboard this year’s supporter cruise, Dr Mark Collins, Chair of GCT, made an exciting announcement; next year’s GCT supporter cruise will be aboard a brand new vessel, the Natural Paradise. Passengers will travel in luxury around the southern and eastern islands of the archipelago in May 2017. Keep an eye on the website for more details coming soon.

Overall, the evening was a success. Galapagos Conservation Trust would like to thank everyone who attended and donated so generously. We hope to see everyone at Galapagos Day in Regents Park on Thursday the 22nd of September.