Sharing Your Thoughts on Galapagos

October 12, 2012

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.

Eamonn Rockwell
Galapagos Conservancy Staff

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  1. Would your Galapagos Islands bookshops consider stocking my
    ‘Predating Darwin A whacky celebration of his life and work’ written and illustrated by Patricia Norman Aidley (see pages 6,34 etc. and ). This book is particularly appreciated by the English people I know who have visited the archipelago, and by the English-speaking Germans, Poles and Russians who have seen it.I look forward to hearing from you. Sincerely, Pat Aidley.

  2. We were on the Celebtity Expedition in early October. While in an area north of Fernandina, we spotted a tall dorasal fin several hundred yards away. The guides on board identified it as a Mola or Ocean Sunfish; but it looked suspiciously like a male Orca to several of us. On returning home I looked at my images of the fin and to my surprise when zoomed in, there were smaller fins seen near the tall one. To me, the shape of the fins and the length of back seen in the photos suggests a small group of transient Orcas. At the time of the sighting of the fins, a number of fur seals were seen heading away from the location of the fins at top speed.

    I’d be happy to send crops of my photos, if i knew where to send them.

    Best Regards,

    Gerald Crum

  3. I just came back from the most amazing trip of a lifetime! I went to the galapagos islands!

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