Travel with Ecoventura & Support Galapagos Conservation

Support science for conservation by visiting Galapagos with Ecoventura.

Do you want to visit Galapagos and help conserve the archipelago? The Ecuadorian tour-company, Ecoventura, joined forces with the Charles Darwin Foundation (CDF) in 2017 to help preserve the Enchanted Islands.

Every year, Ecoventura tries to raise at least $150,000 for ‘The Galapagos Biodiversity and Education for Sustainability Fund’ (GBESF), which goes directly towards our conservation work. You can help protect the islands by booking a tour to Galapagos!

All revenue from cabins sold on two of Ecoventura’s cruises will be donated to the Charles Darwin Foundation:

  • May 13 – 20, 2018: Tour Galapagos on a dive liveaboard, the M/V Galapagos Sky.
  • September 2 – 9, 2018: Experience the archipelago on the MV Origin, Ecoventura’s luxury vessel.

There is no better way to ensure that the unique biodiversity of Galapagos survives for future generations than to support science and conservation while you visit this extraordinary place. Please book a trip of a lifetime on Ecoventura’s website.

From left to right: Dr. Jorge Carrión (Environment Area Director of the GNPD), Santiago Dunn (Executive President of Ecoventura), Dr. Arturo Izurieta (Executive director of CDF), Eliecer Cruz (a member of CDF’s board).
From left to right: Dr. Jorge Carrión (Environment Area Director of the GNPD), Santiago Dunn (Executive President of Ecoventura), Dr. Arturo Izurieta (Executive director of CDF), and Eliecer Cruz (a member of CDF’s board) at the signing of the GBESF agreement. Photo by: Jesús Gonzalez.

Furthermore, our partners who sell our trips have the option to donate their commission or portion thereof to the fund. They will receive recognition on Ecoventura’s website and social media for this good deed.

Scientists from the Charles Darwin Foundation monitoring seabirds.
Scientists from the Charles Darwin Foundation monitoring seabirds. Photo by: Sam Rowley.

Despite extensive government protection, Galapagos still faces threats from invasive species, climate change, illegal fishing, population growth, etc. In order to confront these issues, CDF’s scientists have worked for almost 60 years to provide breakthrough research for the conservation, restoration and sustainable development of the archipelago. All of CDF’s work is done in collaboration with the Galapagos National Park Directorate, which is another beneficiary of Ecoventura’s GBESF.

Heinke Jäger works on monitoring and controlling invasive species in Galapagos.
Heinke Jäger works on monitoring and controlling invasive species in Galapagos. Photo by: Sam Rowley.

Monitoring trips, community outreach, and scientific equipment are among some of the ways in which the fund helps. Furthermore, support will also be provided to educate the leaders of tomorrow, through CDF’s university scholarships for Galapagos locals.

There is no place in the world like Galapagos. Help us protect it!
There is no place in the world like Galapagos. Help us protect it! Photo by: Sam Rowley.

As you can see, choosing a cruise with Ecoventura is more than just signing up for a vacation to tour the Galapagos. You can make a positive difference while traveling.

If you are interested in traveling with Ecoventura and helping to support conservation through the GBESF, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to reserve your cabin!

You can also support the Charles Darwin Foundation by donating online.

The “Charles Darwin Foundation for the Galapagos Islands”, in French “Fondation Charles Darwin pour les îles Galapagos”, Association International sans but lucratif (“AISBL”), has its registered office located at Drève du Pieuré 19, 1160 Brussels, and is registered under the trade registry of Brussels under the number 0409.359.103.

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