The incredible diversity of wildlife found in Galapagos is what makes this volcanic Archipelago so very special.
We’re working with the Galapagos Conservation Trust to support their vital work promoting the conservation of endangered species found on Darwin’s Enchanted Isles. Most recently we funded their Galapagos Bullhead Shark Project. Very little is known about the Galapagos bullhead shark (Heterodontus quoyi), and updated knowledge on population demographics and its conservation status is essential to ensure adequate protection. Using images primarily sourced from citizen scientists for photo identification made the project perfect for conservation through engagement and helped to communicate the importance of protecting sharks in the Galapagos Marine Reserve (GMR) to local people.
Going forward the Ocean Conservation Trust is funding a project that uses drone technology to capture previously unseen footage of the waters around the island, which can be used to help engage locals and visitors as well as map habitats for important species.