With great enthusiasm, we are pleased to announce the renewal of our cooperation and joint working agreement with the Galápagos National Park Directorate, a government institution responsible for administering and managing the marine and terrestrial ecosystems of the archipelago. This partnership is fundamental to our research and conservation efforts in this unique region of the world.
In a simple yet moving event, the Director of the Galápagos National Park, Danny Rueda, and our General Director, Washington Tapia, signed the renewal of this cooperation agreement and reaffirmed their commitment to continue pooling efforts and resources to carry out concrete actions that ensure the conservation and sustainability of Galápagos. “The renewal of this agreement symbolizes the strength of our collaboration and the promise to continue protecting this natural gem for the benefit of the local community and humanity in general,” emphasized Tapia.
At the heart of our cooperation is the program known as Iniciativa Galápagos, a large-scale research and conservation effort between Galápagos Conservancy and the Galápagos National Park Directorate that reflects our shared commitment to ecosystem restoration and the recovery of endangered species. Iniciativa Galápagos is built on the solid foundation of scientific knowledge and the application of conservation and adaptive management actions.
Our renewed agreement allows us to continue this initiative and other vital efforts, using science to appropriately guide the recovery of populations of species that are ecologically essential for Galápagos ecosystems and their ability to provide services for human well-being.
The renewal of our agreement with the Galápagos National Park Directorate is not merely a formality but a testament to the mutual trust that has flourished over decades of collaboration. The environmental authority trusts our commitment to Galápagos, and we share that trust with you, our generous donors, as your support enables us to carry out essential conservation actions aimed at protecting the unique ecosystems of the Galápagos Archipelago for the long term.
Tapia is optimistic about the future of Galápagos and underscores that our dedication to science, conservation, and adaptive management will remain fundamental to contributing to the conservation of this special corner of the world. “With your continued support and this renewed commitment, we are excited about what we can achieve together in the years to come,” he emphasized.
We deeply value the Galápagos National Park Directorate’s trust in our organization, which drives us to continue working unconditionally for and with Galápagos, as well as the ongoing support of our donors, which is the engine that propels the progress of this vital conservation work. Thanks to you, the Galápagos Archipelago remains a global conservation benchmark. Together, let us continue to protect this natural treasure for future generations and write a historic chapter in Galápagos conservation!