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Sustainability

Our Sustainability Passion Initiatives

When you travel with us, you are helping the Galapagos Islands live on for generations through sustainability, environmental, and social projects.

At Galapagos Travel Center, we aim to provide a wonderful experience while also taking care of the Islands and its people for generations to come through sustainability and preservation initiatives.

Everything we do impacts the environment around us, so in collaboration with local and international organizations, we have committed to protecting the environment, offsetting our carbon footprint, and supporting local communities in Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands.

Our sustainability projects have 3 main focus areas:

By choosing us, you are embarking on a 100% carbon neutral journey. And you are also personally contributing to the following social and environmental actions:

100% Carbon Neutral Journey

Conservation Foundation Jocotoco is an Ecuadorian organization that protects critical conservation areas of endangered species in Ecuador by acquiring and managing biological reserves.

Galapagos Travel Center sponsors more than 500 hectares in the Buenaventura Protected Reserve in El Oro, Ecuador through the Jocotoco Foundation. This area captures 3,860 tons of carbon, which offsets the amount of greenhouse gas emissions that we generate in all our operations.

How do we calculate our carbon footprint?

  • Flights to and from Galapagos for our passengers
  • Emissions generated during our passengers' Galapagos cruises
  • Emissions generated in office: electricity and car fuel for staff commutes.
Carbon Offset By doing this, we offset 1.5 tons of CO2 per passenger.
Jocotoco

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Galapagos Environmental Conservation

The Galapagos Conservancy's mission is to protect, preserve, and restore the entire ecosystem in the Galapagos Islands, from the land to the sea.

To support the protection of the environment, Galapagos Travel Center is working closely with Galapagos Conservancy on the Giant Tortoises Protection Project.

This project promotes the recovery of the tortoises ecosystems, the conservation and research of endemic tortoises, and assistance to the Galapagos National Park in their endeavors.

Tortoise By traveling with us, you are protecting 1 Galapagos giant tortoise.
Sustainability

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Social Support

For this sustainability project, we support two local foundations, one in the city of Quito and the other in the Galapagos Islands.

Jonathan Foundation (Quito)

The Jonathan Foundation is a non-profit organization that offers services for children with disabilities and older adults who are experiencing abandonment, illness, or extreme poverty by providing food, health care, and medical support to the most vulnerable in Ecuador.

Galapagos Travel Center collaborates monthly with the Jonathan Foundation by donating food to children and older adults.

Social Aid Each passenger that travels with us supports 1 full meal for someone in need.
Social Aid

Charles Darwin Foundation

(Galapagos Islands)

The Charles Darwin Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to scientific research and conservation in the Galapagos Islands, which protects the archipelago's unique biodiversity.

To ensure the Islands are protected for years to come, the Charles Darwin Foundation develops environmental education and training programs for the local schools and communities.

Working with this foundation, Galapagos Travel Center is dedicated to promoting environmental, sustainability, and conservation education efforts within the local schools in the Galapagos Islands.

Social AidWhen traveling with us, you are supporting environmental education for 2 children.
Charles Darwin Foundation

For more information about the foundation, click here!

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