Macarena Iturralde

General Assembly Member

I am a biologist with a degree from the PUCE, Catholic University in Quito, Ecuador. My research project to graduate was carried out in Tagus Cove, when I studied the abundance and distribution of Ascidians and other marine invertebrates.
For over 20 years I was a naturalist guide and diver on board small yachts, sailboats and big ships that operate in the Galapagos Islands. I am also an environmental interpretation consultant as well as a consultant in marine invertebrates and environmental management.
In the last 20 years I worked as General Manager of a small boutique travel agency and tour operator for trips in Ecuador and Latin America, called Senderos Naturales. I have always dedicated my professional life to science and conservation. It is my passion to work for a better planet and assure its conservation for future generations.
Since Oct 2017 I am also a yoga teacher with training in Rishikesh, India.

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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