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Native and endemic species


Introduced animals


Introduced plants


Island Control and Monitoring


Applied marine research


Fisheries Management


Marine control and surveillance


Site and Naturalist Guides


Visitor Management System


Quotas and patents of operation


Naturalist Guides Area


Environmental management in populated areas


Special use for protected areas


Agricultural development

   Knowing and preserving the integrity of

 island ecosystems

                                                    in Galapagos

More than 230 islands, islets and rocks born of volcanoes make up the archipelago. Their isolation, during million years, has created ecosystems, unique, on Earth.

Today, these ecosystems are the sustenance of the local people and visitors who come, and benefit from them.


Direction of Ecosystems

For more information contact:
Víctor Carrión G., Lic., +593 (0)5 252 6189 Ext. 1291, vacarrion@galapagos.gob.ec

The Galapagos National Park Directorate works to manage and operate the archipelago island ecosystems, within the limits of their resilience, to ensure the preservation of its ecological integrity, and the rational use of environmental goods and services they generate for the population.


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.






   Management Programs





Tortoises




Lonesome George




Volcano Wolf tortoises





Land iguanas




Pink Iguana




Bird Census





Red-footed booby




Petrel patapegada




Control and Eradication of introduced animals

Invasive species pose the greatest threat to nature in the Galapagos. The efforts of control and eradication of introduced animals focus on those more aggressive and the most recent.







  PManagement Programs





Fruit flies




Ants




Tilapia





Goats




Donkeys




Pigs





Cats




Rats




Control and eradication of introduced plants

Introduced invasive plants follow a relentless advance through the island territory, if not controlled, they will become more dangerous to the flora and fauna native and endemic to the Galapagos.







   Management Programs





Santa Cruz




San Cristóbal




Isabela





Floreana




Santiago




Island control and monitoring

Whether for the use of natural resources, transportation of luggage or the movement of tourists, the Galapagos Directorate of the Galapagos National Park performs daily tasks of control and monitoring of the populated islands.



   Management Programs





Stone Resources




Timber resources




Baggage control





National Park Boundary




Control of
Santa Rosa




 



NATIONAL PARK



Native and endemic species




Introduced animals




Introduced plants




Island control and monitoring




MANAGEMENT PLAN


BASIC OBJECTIVE 1
Ensure the conservation of ecological integrity and biodiversity of marine and isaland ecosystems of the Galapagos.


Program 1.1. Conservation and restoration of eco-diversity, biodiversity and geodiversity of Galapagos (PDF 220 Kb)

Program 1.2. Ecoregional monitoring of ecosystems and biodiversity (PDF 220 Kb)







INSTITUTION

Directory, regulation, management, finances, etc.


NEWS

SERVICES

CONTACT

NATIONAL PARK

Management of native
and endemic species


Control and eradication
of introduced animals


Control and eradication
of introduced plants


Island control and monitoring


MARINE RESERVE

Applied marine research

Management and support for fisheries

Marine control and monitoring


TOURISM

Visitor sites
and naturalist guides


Visitor management
system


Local participation,
quotas y patents



DEVELOPMENT

Environmental management
in populated areas


Special use
of protected areas


Agricultural development


SCIENCE

Approved projects, applications, field
protocols, etc..