Galapagos Conservation

Note from Hernan: In our ongoing support of the preservation of the Galapagos, I invited representatives from the Galapagos Preservation Society to stay with us while they preform their valuable work on Santa Cruz Island. The following is a guest post by Society Founder and President, Allison Lance. Galapagos Preservation Society was formed after seeing [...]

This is a guest post by Monica Paez, Operations Manager. On August 10th the Galapagos National Park authorized the beginning of the lobster season for this year.  Normally the lobster season goes from September through December, but considering the sea cucumber season will not be allowed this year, they extended the lobster season a little bit [...]

I recently spoke with Juan Fernando, the Sales & Diving Coordinator about importation limitations in the Galapagos. Below the video is a complete transcript. Galapagos Conservation by Limiting Importations In comparison with other volcanic islands this is one of the best preserved eco-systems in the world. And this only is real because of the work that [...]

Lonesome George was found dead in his enclosure on June 24th, 2012 at 8am by Fausto Llerana, George’s Keeper of 40 years. While George is estimated to have been 100 years old, he wasn’t considered old. Giant Galapagos Tortoises can live up to 200 years. Who Was Lonesome George? Lonesome George (Spanish: El Solitario Jorge) was of [...]

When you arrive in the Galapagos Islands, you are required to pay a National Park Entrance Fee. For the average visitor (adult, non-Ecuadorian) the cost is USD$100. This is one of two fees that you’ll pay to enter the Galapagos. The other fee and document that you’ll need is issued by the Consejo de Gobierno [...]

Juan Fernando Arizaga discusses the types of seafood available in the Galapagos Islands and the allowable fishing methods. Please note: Juan Fernando Arizaga works as the Sales & Diving Coordinator. In this video, he speaks from his own experience and training. Juan has lived and worked in the Galapagos. He has traveled extensively with Galapagos Naturalist Guides [...]

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