Why We’re Different

Galápagos Conservancy believes in the power of collaboration, favoring investments in local and national organizations that, in the long run, will have the authority and responsibility for protecting this extraordinary world treasure. We are dedicated to our role as facilitator and catalyst, having worked “behind the scenes” for more than three decades with leadership at the Galápagos National Park, the Charles Darwin Research Station, local municipalities in Galápagos, and other NGOs. 

By building partnerships and leveraging already existing capacities within Galápagos organizations, we can enhance what already exists to achieve greater success.  Our institutional mission and objectives are completely aligned with the work of key conservation institutions in Galápagos and with the Government of Ecuador. 

Our staff is fortunate to be able to call on an extraordinary network of international scientists and their institutions to help us answer questions and respond to critical issues. We turn to these experienced Galápagos scientists to provide context and perspective, as well as lead short-term projects designed to answer key conservation management questions posed by the Galápagos National Park Service.  Other characteristics that set us apart include:

  • Galápagos Conservancy focuses exclusively on the Galápagos Islands, while other international conservation organizations may have programs fluctuate and change based on institutional priorities.
  • Galápagos Conservancy staff has extensive experience in Galápagos.
  • Galápagos Conservancy partners with the key organizations in the Islands that work in both conservation and development of a sustainable society.
  • Galápagos Conservancy’s work is focused and agile, and we are able to target financial support immediately to an issue and provide technical backup where needed.