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Galapagos land iguana yawning
© Jason Lim
14th Nov 2023
Wildlife facts

Meet the six Galapagos species you can adopt with GCT

One of the ways we encourage people to support the wildlife of Galapagos is through our species adoptions, which help fund several projects across the Archipelago.
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Plastic waste found in Galapagos giant tortoise faeces
13th Nov 2023
Plastic pollution

New research shows that Galapagos giant tortoises are ingesting plastic waste

A new study published in the journal Environmental Pollution has found that giant tortoises on Santa Cruz island are ingesting items including medical face masks, glass and plastic bags.
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7th Aug 2023
Climate Plastic pollution

Climate change and plastic pollution: the inextricable link

Every year, approximately 300 million tons of plastic are produced worldwide, half of which are single-use items. An alarming proportion of this plastic ends up infiltrating our natural environment.
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Luis Vayas interview
11th Jul 2023
Plastic pollution

Global Plastics Treaty: An interview with Luis Vayas Valdivieso

At the second round of negotiations in Paris, we spoke with Ambassador Luis Vayas Valdivieso, Ecuador's current Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs and one of the elected Chairs of the Intergovernmental Negotiation Committee.
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GCT and PPSS team in front of the Greenpeace art installation in Paris
15th Jun 2023
Plastic pollution

GCT at the Global Plastics Treaty negotiations

Earlier this month, GCT attended the second round of negotiations for a global agreement to end plastic pollution at UNESCO headquarters in Paris.
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The PPSS network in Lima
2nd Jun 2023
Plastic pollution

Developing regional solutions to plastic pollution

In the clifftop city of Lima, Peru, more than 60 people came together to workshop how to accelerate our impact to reduce plastic pollution.
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Two whale sharks in Galapagos
25th May 2023
Ocean protection Plastic pollution

Ocean Protection Webinar 2023

In our spring webinar we discussed the threats to marine life in Galapagos, showing how research supported by GCT is deepening our understanding of the connections between the Galapagos Marine Reserve and the wider Eastern Tropical Pacific.
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GCT drone workshop with the GNPD coastal clean-up team
25th Apr 2023
Plastic pollution

How drone technology can help in the fight against plastic pollution

Drone-based mapping has the potential to greatly enhance the capacity of the Galapagos National Park to clean up plastic pollution and protect wildlife.
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GCT’s Lucía Norris, Alice Marks and Jen Jones at Our Ocean 2023
16th Mar 2023
Ocean protection Plastic pollution

Our Ocean 2023, Panama

The GCT team attended the Our Ocean 2023 conference in Panama, where we presented preliminary results from the last five years of plastic pollution research in Galapagos and the Eastern Pacific.
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Green turtle entangled in plastic
27th Feb 2023
Plastic pollution

How we’re working towards a Global Plastics Treaty in 2024

GCT is working with partners and government agencies towards securing a Global Plastics Treaty to end the scourge of plastic pollution in Galapagos.
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20th Jul 2022
Biodiversity loss Events

World Summit on Island Sustainability 2022

The 2022 World Summit on Island Sustainability was held from 26th to 30th June at the Galapagos Science Center. During this international event, scientists shared their research in relation to island conservation and sustainability, including...
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11th Apr 2022
Plastic pollution Tourism

My time as a researcher for GCT: investigating the relationship between tourism and plastic waste in Galapagos

Will Seymour, a Master's student studying Global Sustainability Solutions, has been exploring the relationship between the tourism industry and plastic waste in Galapagos. Here he tells us how his research can help advocate for more sustainable...
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