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Grant Status Report: $25,000 to Island Conservation for the Floreana Island Restoration Project

Earlier this year, IGTOA provided over $150,000 in grants to organizations working on the frontlines of Galapagos conservation. Recently, grant recipients were asked to provide an update on the status of the projects for which the grants were awarded.

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Massive Chinese Fishing Fleet Continues to Threaten the Galapagos Islands

Experts fear that a Chinese fishing fleet consisting of 265 vessels and stretching across 300 miles near the Galapagos Islands is putting marine life, especially sharks, in great peril. 

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Grant Status Report: $60,000 to Ecology Project International for Empowering Youth Conservation Leaders in Galapagos

Earlier this year, IGTOA provided over $150,000 in grants to organizations working on the frontlines of Galapagos conservation. Recently, grant recipients were asked to provide an update on the status of the projects for which the grants were awarded.

 

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IGTOA Member CNH Tours Raises over $54,000 to Help Support the Crew of the Samba. You Can Help, Too!

The Galapagos Islands closed to tourists in mid-March, leaving thousands of people who rely on tourism out of work. IGTOA member company CNH Tours decided to help and raised more than $50,000 to support the crew of the M/Y Samba

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Grant Status Report: $12,500 to the Scalesia Foundation for Education for Sustainability in Classrooms

Earlier this year, IGTOA provided over $150,000 in grants to organizations working on the frontlines of Galapagos conservation. Recently, grant recipients were asked to provide an update on the status of the projects for which the grants were awarded.

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Grant Status Report: $18,000 to AGIPA for the "Library for the Galapagos and the World"

Earlier this year, IGTOA provided over $150,000 in grants to organizations working on the frontlines of Galapagos conservation. Recently, grant recipients were asked to provide an update on the status of the projects for which the grants were awarded.

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Grant Status Report: $25,000 to the Charles Darwin Foundation for Green Sea Turtle Conservation and Research

Earlier this year, IGTOA provided over $150,000 in grants to organizations working on the frontlines of Galapagos conservation. Recently, grant recipients were asked to provide an update on the status of the projects for which the grants were awarded.

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The Galapagos Islands Have Been Declared COVID-19 Free and Plans to Reopen are Underway

Ecuador's Vice President, Otto Sonnenholzner, declared the Galapagos Islands to be the first Ecuadorian province to be COVID-19 free and announced plans to reopen the the islands to tourism on July 1, according to an article published today on the Ecuadorian website Clarin. 

 

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Ecuador's Tourism Industry Launches #EcuadorAwaitsYou Campaign to Showcase its Beauty and Culture

Ecuador's tourism industry has launched a new campaign to help their travel partners promote Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands and to inspire travelers to keep Ecuador in mind when it's safe to travel again. 

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Island Conservation Launches Three-Part Virtual Journey of World's Endangered Islands

Next week, Island Conservation is launching a three-part virtual journey to islands across the globe, including the Galapagos Islands. During each interactive Zoom excursion, participants will meet real-life conservation heroes, who will share photos and stories from the field. 

 

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