Juan Manuel Garcia-CDF

Adopt a Galapagos Prickly Pear

Adopt a Galapagos Prickly Pear

Majestic cactus

Galapagos prickly pear cactus is considered a keystone species because it serves as the primary food source for giant tortoises and land iguanas, contributing to the islands’ ecological balance. It also provides food, shade, and nesting structures for other wildlife.


Bronze package

You will receive: - Personalized certificate of sponsorship (digital) - Welcome letter (digital) - Information leaflet on the species (digital)
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Silver package

You will receive: - Everything from the Bronze Package, PLUS - A set of 5 digital postcards of a species in a printable format
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Gold package

You will receive: - Everything from the Silver Package, PLUS - CDF coffee mug (US addresses only)
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How your adoption helps

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The population of the Galapagos pricky pear cactus declined during the 1960s and 1970s due to the impact of invasive species and human activities. By adopting a Galapagos prickly pear you will support the Charles Darwin Foundation’s Galapagos Verde 2050 program, which works to restore the populations and enhance the conservation process of the Galapagos ecosystems by using ecological restoration tools.

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