58 years protecting the best preserved tropical archipelago in the world
The protected area of the Galapagos National Park was established in 1959, the first park rangers arriving a few years later.
Today, the institution has a staff of 343, 4 technical offices and 2 bases, with 3 community centers, and a new Management Plan, Statutes and an organic structure to meet the new challenges of conservation
Management of native and endemic
The first conservation efforts in Galapagos’ history occurred in the 1930s, with the request to the Ecuadorian state to protect some of the most representative species of the archipelago, to avoid their extinction. Today, this purpose is as important as ever.
The value of Galapagos as a natural space which is home to ecosystems and unique species of flora and fauna, as well as a major source of goods and services for local people, Ecuador and the world is unquestionable.