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Galapagos Conservation Trust

Naturalist and broadcaster Monty Halls makes the Radio 4 Appeal on behalf of Galapagos Conservation Trust.

Naturalist and broadcaster Monty Halls makes the Radio 4 Appeal on behalf of Galapagos Conservation Trust.

Registered Charity Number: 1043470
To Give:
- Freephone 0800 404 8144
- Freepost BBC Radio 4 Appeal. (That's the whole address. Please do not write anything else on the front of the envelope). Mark the back of the envelope 'Galapagos Conservation Trust'.
- Cheques should be made payable to 'Galapagos Conservation Trust'.

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Thu 22 Feb 2018 15:27

Galapagos Conservation Trust

The unique wildlife and landscape of the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador, are famous. However, according to the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) Red List, over 70 Galapagos species are now threatened with extinction.

The Galapagos Conservation Trust was set up in 1995 and work solely towards the conservation of the Galapagos Islands and the unique wildlife found there. By supporting scientific and conservation projects and raising awareness in both the UK and in Ecuador, we aim to ensure that the Islands will be around for future generations to enjoy.

Floreana island

Floreana island
Of the wildlife lost worldwide, 80% has occurred on islands. Despite looking pristine, Floreana’s wildlife and habitats have been devastated by invasive species including rats, with 55 native species now threatened with extinction, and a further 12 that are no longer found on the main island of Floreana, including the Floreana mockingbird.
Photo  © Just Janza

Floreana mockingbird

Floreana mockingbird

The endangered Floreana mockingbird is extinct from its original home island in Galapagos, Floreana, due to habitat loss and invasive species. It now only exists on two tiny islets nearby and its best chance of survival is to be reintroduced back to Floreana.
Photo © Luis Ortiz-Catedral

Habitat restoration and species reintroduction

Habitat restoration and species reintroduction

Along with our partners, we are working on an ambitious project to restore Floreana. Floreana will be the world’s first large inhabited island to have its ecosystem completely restored and to have species, including the Floreana mockingbird, reintroduced to it. Not only will this project save endangered species, it will act as a template for other islands globally.
Photo © Luis Ortiz-Catedral

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