We receive dozens of letters from visitors and donors each month, all of which elegantly capture the sense that a trip to the Galapagos Islands is a life-changing experience.
Phyllis Morelli from Brooklyn writes “My trip to Galapagos in 1986 with Brooklyn Botanical Gardens was a highlight of my life and I vowed to contribute every year – and I have.” Her contributions, as well as yours, help to preserve this extraordinary archipelago, and we are grateful.
Many of the letters that we receive mention the ecological importance of the islands and the need for the native species to be preserved, but few of them put it as eloquently as Paul and Gudrun Wright from Albuquerque.
“As a living laboratory of endemic Galapagos’ species, these islands offer a unique and urgent opportunity for preserving and restoring this ancient ecosystem for its own sake. The world is a better place while taking care of the Galapagos Islands.”
The staff at Galapagos Conservancy would add that “taking care of the Galapagos Islands” is an important endeavor, made even more rewarding by the encouragement we receive from our friends and supporters.
Galapagos Conservancy Staff