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IGTOA Donates $25,000 to Train a K-9 Sniffer Dog Unit to Detect Invasive Species

This year, IGTOA and its member companies were proud to contribute $80,000 to four organizations working on the front lines of Galapagos conservation. WildAid received a $25,000 grant to train a K-9 sniffer dog unit and its handlers and build kennels to house the unit on Santa Cruz. The dogs will be stationed at ports of entry and will help detect invasive species. The following is a thank you letter from WildAid that explains how IGTOA's funds will be used to safeguard and protect the Galapagos Islands in the coming year.

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IGTOA Donates $15,000 to Educate and Empower the Next Generation of Conservation Leaders in the Galapagos

This year, IGTOA and its member companies were proud to contribute $80,000 to four organizations working on the front lines of Galapagos conservation. Ecology Project International (EPI) received a $15,000 grant in support of its efforts to educate and empower young people to become the next generation of conservation leaders in the Galapagos Islands. The following is a thank you letter from EPI that explains how IGTOA's funds will be used to safeguard and protect the Galapagos Islands in the coming year. 

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IGTOA Donates $15,000 to Help Humanely Control Galapagos Pet Populations

This year, IGTOA and its member companies were proud to contribute $80,000 to four organizations working on the front lines of Galapagos conservation. Darwin Animal Doctors (DAD) received a $15,000 grant. The following is a thank you letter from DAD that explains how IGTOA's funds will be used to safeguard and protect the Galapagos Islands in the coming year.

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IGTOA Donates $25,000 to Help Restore Floreana Island

This year, IGTOA and its member companies were proud to contribute $80,000 to four organizations working on the front lines of Galapagos conservation. Island Conservation received a $25,000 grant in support of its Floreana Island Biodiversity Heritage Community Campaign. The following is a thank you letter from Island Conservation that explains the significance of the project and how IGTOA's funds will be used.

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Galapagos Resident Sentenced to Three Years in Prison for Sea Cucumber Violation

An Ecuadorian court recently sentenced a Galapagos resident to three years in prison for possessing and transporting sea cucumbers out of season.   

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A Sad Farewell to the San Cristobal Vermillion Flycatcher

Recently, the San Cristobal vermillion flycatcher became the first bird species to become exit in the Galapagos Islands since the arrival of humans. 

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Africa Berdonces is the New Director of the Galapagos National Park

Africa Berdonces is the new Director of the Galapagos National Park. 

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IGTOA Donates $15,000 to Help Galapagos Teens Become Conservation Leaders

Last month, IGTOA and its member companies awarded $15,000 to Ecology Project International in support of its mission to help young people in the Galapagos become the next generation of conservation leaders.

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IGTOA Spearheads Pioneering Galapagos Guide Training Initiative

Thanks to the efforts of IGTOA and the support of our member companies, the quality of guiding in the Galapagos Islands is primed to take a huge leap forward in 2016 and beyond.

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IGTOA Launches Campaign to Provide Clean Water to Ecuador's Earthquake Survivors

IGTOA and its member companies are partnering with the The Waterbearers and Waves for Water to purchase Sawyer clean water filtration systems, which will be distributed in the disaster zone immediately. 

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