The Minister of the Environment, Tarcisio Granizo, named Jorge Carrión as the new Director of the Galapagos National Park (DPNG), who has been working at this institution since 2012 and prior to this appointment, he was the director of Environmental Management.
Carrión was born in Galapagos, he has PhD in Conservation Biology from the University of Seville – Spain, and holds a degree in Biological Sciences at the Central University of Ecuador, where he was also a professor. He has several scientific publications, all related to the marine and terrestrial ecosystems of the Galapagos; in addition he has extensive experience in environmental management issues.
The Galapagos National Park manages the two protected areas of the archipelago, national park and marine reserve. Carrión’s challenge in this new position is to strengthen the management of the Ministry of the Environment in the islands. This will be achieved through coordinated work with the local institutions, giving continuity to the processes being carried out in the archipelago for many years now.
Casa Natura Galapagos Lodge, as a Galapagos hotel, reaffirms its total support to the National Park, wishing its new director success and prosperity in his management.