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Change Galapagos Islands future today

Travel restrictions to slow the #COVID19 pandemic have depleted the economic lifelines for hundreds of millions of people and conservation activities in wildlife-rich areas. This includes the Galapagos Islands with a highly tourism-dependent economy, which employs about 80% of its population and receives 250,000 visitors per year.

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How much we have raised

Empower people through collaboration

$ 82 271,28
82% Donated
Goal : $100,000.00
Our donations are updated every 24 hours due to the multiple platforms we use.

Our most recent donors

Name

Amount

Date

Lorena Sander 26.25 01/03/2021
Karla Beltran 20.00 19/02/2021
Fernando Adames 105.00 19/02/2021

Christien Van den Heuvel

105.00

17/02/2021

Tammy Airey

11.63

14/02/2021

Transformando Futuros

0.00

14/02/2021

Monica Neave

105.00

13/02/2021

Salomé Sanjuán

0.00

12/02/2021

Erwin Van den Heuvel

53.50

12/02/2021

Neil Stanford

42.00

10/02/2021

Niran Nirannoot

10.00

02/02/2021

 

All Our Donors

Name

Amount

Date

Karla Beltran

20.00

19/02/2021

Fernando Adames

105.00

19/02/2021

Christien Van den Heuvel

105.00

17/02/2021

Transformando Futuros

0.00

14/02/2021

Tammy Airey

11.63

14/02/2021

Transformando Futuros

0.00

14/02/2021

Monica Neave

105.00

13/02/2021

Salomé Sanjuán

0.00

12/02/2021

Erwin Van den Heuvel

53.50

12/02/2021

Neil Stanford

42.00

10/02/2021

Niran Nirannoot

10.00

02/02/2021

Claudia Poclaba

1.00

02/01/2021

CNH Tours

1000

01/28/2021

Anonymous

10.50

28/01/2021

David Puig Giner

2.55

27/01/2021

Paula Baena Paz

3.65

27/01/2021

Carolina Proaño L.

70.00

13/01/2021

Ana Sadowski

31.84

05/01/2021

Patricia Li

105.00

04/01/2021

Verónica Cuesta

32.16

04/01/2021

Mariana Richards

15.00

28/12/2020

Ana Maria Varea

50.00

28/12/2020

Catherine Chervenak

15.75

26/12/2020

A C TRINIDAD

21.00

24/12/2020

Susan Seehusen

10.50

23/12/2020

Mona Tse

100.00

22/12/2020

A C Trinidad

1.05

22/12/2020

Sadie Parker

10.50

21/12/2020

Allie Schrock

26.25

21/12/2020

Kathleen Dougherty

52.50

20/12/2020

Sofia Mulia

10.87

18/12/2020

Matilde Mordt

100.00

10/12/2020

Mariana Bellot

105.00

07/12/2020

Astrid Fischer

30.00

02/12/2020

Juan Gomez

10.00

01/12/2020

Anonymous

10.50

01/12/2020

Nejem Raheem

21.00

01/12/2020

Jaime Costales

105.00

01/12/2020

Yuwei Dai

53.18

29/11/2020

Pablo Pena

52.50

27/11/2020

Onno van den Heuvel

105.00

26/11/2020

Midori Paxton

52.50

25/11/2020

Karin M Mordt

105.00

25/11/2020

Jessica Faieta

52.50

25/11/2020

Carla Chacon

12.48

25/11/2020

Arturo Mora H

51.14

25/11/2020

Jose Vicente Proaño Ledergerber

25.00

25/11/2020

José Martino

100.00

25/11/2020

Alvaro Beltran

11.19

24/11/2020

Andrew Seidl

105.00

21/11/2020

Andrew Seidl

105.00

21/11/2020

Andrew Seidl

105.00

21/11/2020

Miguel Andujar

10.00

14/11/2020

Anonymous

10.50

01/11/2020

UNDP Rapid Financing Facility

50,000.00

01/11/2020

UNDP Ecuador

20,000.00

01/11/2020

Galapagos Conservation Trust 

5,000.00

01/11/2020

UNDP Ecuador Innovation Laboratory

3,911.54

01/11/2020

 

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Our impact is still limited. Together we can transform these figures into a better future for the Galapagos Islands.
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Thanks to our volunteers

With their support, we add new efforts for conservation and the Galapagos Islands every day. Join us too and collaborate in multiple areas of our campaign.

Our Initiative

What will we do with the donations?

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Ecuador, together with the Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ) and the Government Council for the Galapagos Special Regime (CGREG) have a project for the Galapagos focused on supporting the economic recovery of the Island´s inhabitants through employment reactivation and training opportunities. 

Sea Wolf Galapagos Islands
Phase 1

Urgent Action

Emergency support for livelihoods recovery of the population will be put in place through a “cash for work” mechanism. During this process, our selected “conservation champions,” around 90 people from the Galapagos Islands, will be financially supported to help maintain the protected area, provide urgent income for local men and women, and ecological protection for the archipelago.

Tourist Guide From Galapagos Islands
Phase 2

Designing a sustainable future

We will invite the Galapagos Island community to participate in a “cash for training” process where participants from the most affected economic sectors will access a two-month training program. Selected participants will obtain tools and guidance to improve the existing green businesses to withstand the current situation and thrive to long-term success. The entrepreneurs will also receive a part-time salary during their involvement in the learning and mentoring stages to help them and their families sustain the emergency. The training will include various fields, such as digital marketing channels, financial advice, new payment methods, sound environmental practices in their business, and other relevant topics. 

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Phase 3

Changing the future in the Galapagos Islands

The most innovative and inclusive projects will undergo a one-month additional mentoring phase with experts from academia in technical, operational, and business administration, aiming at guaranteeing the venture’s development and sustainability. Finally, an expert panel will select the highest impact projects contributing to building a resilient and sustainable economy for the Galapagos Islands. We will grant seed funding for the selected ventures for their improvement and reactivation plan and access to technical assistance to accompany the program’s execution. The winning projects will be evaluated and will have to report on their accomplishments and impact.

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Based on the local needs for sustainable development in the Archipelago and the skills of partners on-site, we have created three areas to classify the participating ventures:
GIANT-TORTOISE--Sustainable-tourism
Sustainable tourism Fund

GIANT TORTOISE

This fund will be given for local, sustainable tourism entrepreneurs that promote well-being for local
residents and tourism options that strengthen Galapagos as a resilient destination promoting domestic
and international tourism.

HAMMER-HEAD-SHARK--Blue-Economy
Blue Economy Fund

HAMMER-HEAD SHARK

Dedicated to initiatives within a Blue Economy that promote the sustainable use of marine resources, this fund will support proposals that encourage people from the Galapagos and visitors to connect with the sea and respect the species that live there, such as sustainable fisheries and a range of water activities.

BLUE-FOOTED-BOOBY--Innovation-development
Innovation Development Fund

BLUE-FOOTED BOOBY

This fund focuses on local, sustainable technology entrepreneurs that can increase resilience and resource-efficiency (health, environment, food security, agricultural practices), as well enhance the community cohesion through the offer of products and services that build inclusion, resilience, equity.

Other ways to help?

We believe in collaboration
  1. Please share our content on your social networks with #ActivateGalapagos, and feel free to spread our donation page savegalapagosislands.com
  2. Do you know an influencer in your city who might be interested in helping us spread the word? Lets us know by sending an email at comunicacion.ecuador@undp.org
  3. Be an active part of our events, more people more impact. With these experiences, we intended to generate a discussion around the island’s problems. See our list of events in the next section
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Upcoming Events

  • Scientific event on the importance of the Galapagos Islands (COMING SOON)
  • Actions in territory. A look at the emerging actions of our campaign (COMING SOON)
25 november 2020

Watch our Global Launch event of the Galapagos Crowdfunding Campaign

02 december 2020

Watch our National Launch event of the Galapagos Crowdfunding Campaign

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With your help, we will achieve our goal and guarantee a direct impact on the more than 33,000 inhabitants of the islands, generating economic and social development.

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