Protect Galápagos

From wildlife extinctions and invasive species to habitat degradation and a changing climate, Galápagos Conservancy is here to meet the greatest challenges that the Islands have ever faced. Join our community of conservation activists to protect this ecological treasure and its unique biodiversity forever.


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Our Story

Since our founding in 1985, Galápagos Conservancy has been the only U.S.-based nonprofit dedicated exclusively to the long-term protection and restoration of the Galápagos Islands and its brilliant mosaic of life, including more than 2,000 species found nowhere else on Earth. As a leader in direct on-the-ground conservation action, we work with partners, including the Galápagos National Park Directorate, to save imperiled species, build a more sustainable society, and rewild the complex ecosystems of the Archipelago. Collectively, our members represent the largest source of private funding for conservation in the Islands.

Our Impact

Through direct on-the-ground conservation action and by offering impact grants to our partners throughout Galápagos, we invest our resources in the most urgent conservation and sustainability needs in the Islands.

Saving Species

The Galápagos Islands have one of the highest rates of extinction in the world. We are working to reverse the trend by saving Pink Iguanas, Galápagos Penguins, Sea Lions, and Whale Sharks from the brink of extinction. We support dozens of ongoing and rapid response projects to save endangered species.

Featured Projects

Saving Pink Iguanas
Safeguarding Galápagos Penguins
Urgent Action Fund for Endangered Species

Rewilding Galápagos

Climate change, invasive species, overfishing, and other human-caused impacts have altered the fabric of Galápagos’ ecosystems. Our work to confront these challenges is critical for the long-term health of the Islands. Three of our rewilding projects are strengthening marine protection, eradicating invasive predators, and rewilding Giant Tortoises – the most important terrestrial ecosystem engineers in the Islands.

Featured Projects

Rewilding Giant Tortoises
Strengthening Marine Protection
Restoring Coral Reefs

Achieving Sustainability

The people of Galápagos play a pivotal role in building an enduring culture of conservation in the Islands. That’s why we are laying the foundation for a sustainable future by training teachers to incorporate conservation into their curricula, and by providing grants to conservation-minded organizations in the Islands – especially those led by women.

Featured Projects

Educating Students for Sustainability
Empowering Women Eco-entrepreneurs
Inspiring Future Conservation Leaders

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