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Four new agreements were signed to strengthen the protection of the Galapagos National Park

11Jul

On July 5, 2018, the Ministry of Environment of Ecuador announced the signing of four agreements between various institutions, in order to guarantee the conservation of the Galapagos National Park. The good news comes just as part of the celebration of the 59th anniversary of its creation as a National Park.
Jorge Carrión, Director of the Galapagos National Park, and Carlos Ortega, technical secretary of the Governing Council of Galápagos, signed an agreement that allows the use of 2.5 hectares of land for the installation of a decommissioning yard for Santa Cruz island.

In addition, the Charles Darwin Foundation signed, together with the Ministry of Environment, a document that guarantees inter-institutional cooperation in different areas for a period of five years.

On the other hand, the marine transport company “Islas Galápagos Turismo y Vapores” will carry out activities to control and eradicate introduced species, protect native and endemic species; and reforest 20 hectares of trees.

The latest agreement, signed with Ecology Project International, will make it easier for local and international students to support environmental education and conservation activities.

Casa Natura Galápagos Lodge, as a Galapagos Hotel, is pleased to share this news with all its guests, and reaffirms its support for all activities that contribute to the conservation of species and natural areas on the islands. If you are thinking of visiting this magical archipelago soon, we can help you plan your trip! Just write us at ecolodge@casanaturahotel.com and ask about our diving and land tour programs in Santa Cruz Island or our island hopping programs covering Isabela and San Cristobal islands. There are many activities that you can do from our hotel! We are waiting for you!

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