Marine conservation

Protecting the Galapagos Marine Reserve

The Galapagos Marine Reserve (GMR) is one of the largest marine protected areas in the world and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in its own right; a mark of recognition for its environmental, economic and cultural importance. Formally designated as a protected area in 1998, the GMR covers an area of 133,000 kilometres squared and is home to a host of iconic marine species including some of the world’s largest schools of scalloped hammerhead sharks, Galapagos sea lions and Galapagos penguins.

Our work in this area is focused on contributing to the successful management of the GMR to ensure the sustainable future of its magnificent diversity.