Japanese institutions donate food to Galapagos

--- Press Release --- The Japanese Association for Galapagos (日本ガラパゴスの会 JAGA) and Una Gotita del Colibrí Project, donated 150 boxes of food on Isabela Island and 100 food kits on Santa Cruz Island to vulnerable families in the Galapagos community, which have been affected by the economic crisis generated by the Covid19 pandemic. The donation was made possible thanks to the support, logistics, and coordination of the Charles Darwin Foundation (CDF).

The food was delivered on June 11 on Isabela Island, thanks to the support of Mrs. Gloria Yoconda Flor Yépez, Urban Councilor of the Island, while in Santa Cruz the delivery was made on July 4, thanks to the support of the Frente Insular group. 

"This support would not have been possible without the cooperation of many people, including CDF staff and Japanese supporters. We are very happy to be able to give our love and respect to the people of Galapagos. We look forward to visiting them and seeing them again in Galapagos.” Tamaki Okuno, JAGA representative, commented. 

CDF team along with the Island Front group preparing the food kits for Santa Cruz Island
CDF team along with the Island Front group preparing the food kits for Santa Cruz Island.

"We are very grateful for the support of our friends in Japan who make this initiative possible. And we are grateful for the commitment, generosity, and willingness to work as a team of those participating in this activity.” Mentioned Ma. José Barragán P, CDF Interim Executive Director and Director of Science.

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 Chaussée de la Hulpe 177 Bte 20 (rez) - 1170, Brussels, and is registered under the trade registry of Brussels under the number 0409.359.103.

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