We are at a critical point in the history of the Galapagos Islands. Growing pressures from invasive species, climate change and a rapidly increasing tourism industry are putting the Islands at risk like never before. If we are to avoid species extinctions, habitat degradation and unsustainable development, a co-ordinated and inclusive initiative is required. The Galapagos Future Fund provides a platform for supporting projects that are essential to safeguarding the future of the Archipelago’s unique wildlife, but this is only possible with your support. Together, we can make a difference to the future of Galapagos.
With tourist numbers now exceeding 200,000 annually, the Archipelago’s future rests on decisions that will be made over the coming years. Without world-class scientific research to inform effective conservation management plans, species extinctions will undoubtedly increase. Without educating and inspiring the next generation of conservation ambassadors, engagement with the natural world and environmental stewardship is likely to decrease. Without recognising the cultural and societal challenges within the human population on Galapagos, resource use will remain unsustainable.
We must act now to ensure that Galapagos’ unique wildlife is conserved for future generations. To achieve this, a strategic and holistic approach is required. By providing support to five key project areas, covering science, education and culture, we have the ability to make a positive difference to the future of Galapagos.
This is only possible with your support. With you, we can continue to fund pioneering projects to protect endemic species such as the critically endangered mangrove finch. We can continue to develop our conservation education programme to increase its reach to the people who can benefit from it the most. We can help to secure a more sustainable type of development to the benefit of both people and wildlife. With you, we can make a difference to the future of Galapagos.
Please make a donation now, and help ensure the future of the Galapagos Islands.