Mission & History


Galápagos Conservancy is the only U.S.-based nonprofit dedicated exclusively to the 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.


Since 1985, Galápagos Conservancy has worked with Galápagos-based, national, and international organizations and individuals to support the scientific research needed for policy, decision making, and conservation management — as well as to provide financial resources to key management institutions working in Galápagos to help ensure that they remain strong and effective.

Our singular focus has allowed the organization to target its communications, funding, and technical resources to projects specific to Galápagos biodiversity conservation, and to work with organizations and individuals whose vision and mission are aligned with these goals.