“There are more than 20,000 lagged licenses,” says Minister of the Environment

14 June 2021Nelson Davalos https://youtu.be/5xX80nUdYpw The Minister of the Environment, Gustavo Manrique, together with representatives of the World Bank, on June 12, 2021. - Photo: Courtesy The Minister of the Environment, Water and Ecological Transition, Gustavo Manrique, says that they will accelerate the approval of environmental licenses, since this represents investments for the country. On … Continue reading “There are more than 20,000 lagged licenses,” says Minister of the Environment

Canadian Hispanic Congress Presentation – Galapagos and Darwin: Ongoing Issues and Possible Solutions

#SOSGalapagos was invited by the Canadian Hispanic Congress (@canadianhispan1) to discuss 20 years of ongoing issues in the #Galapagos and possible solutionsSee the discussion, led by founder and spokesperson Ericka Carrera (@CarreraEricka), alongside marine policy expert, Oswaldo Rosero (@rosero_oswaldo) by clicking through the link here to view via Facebook Live ⬇️ https://fb.watch/5RiZJliM5o/ https://www.facebook.com/455214838011174/videos/342221664175266 To request … Continue reading Canadian Hispanic Congress Presentation – Galapagos and Darwin: Ongoing Issues and Possible Solutions

The women of Galapagos, an invisible force of the fields and the ocean

María Sabando at her market stall in the fishing port of Santa Cruz Island, in Galapagos, Ecuador, on April 16, 2021 RODRIGO BUENDIA AFP First modification: 05/04/2021 - 14:42Santa Cruz (Ecuador) (AFP) The Galapagos Islands are famous for their unique fauna and flora throughout the world. On the other hand, the islands' agriculture - in a hostile soil … Continue reading The women of Galapagos, an invisible force of the fields and the ocean

Lasso’s environmental plan proposes moving towards a more sustainable economy with processes which waste less

Three analysts highlight some of the initiatives of the president-elect, Guillermo Lasso, and propose how to execute them and the country's environmental priorities. April 14, 2021 - 07h02Xavier Ramosxramos@eluniverso.com President-elect Guillermo Lasso on one of his tours during the second round campaign. The government plan of president-elect Guillermo Lasso "is quite general, it focuses on the what but … Continue reading Lasso’s environmental plan proposes moving towards a more sustainable economy with processes which waste less

Listen – “Shark Stories Podcast: China vs Galapagos”

Listen on Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/episode/1aT5BwESMr0EF9CMPbC6xi?si=133PQI5RQQaubP7GWGpXWg The world-famous protected vibrant ecosystem of the Galapagos may not be protected at all. Nicknamed the Great Wall of China, the Chinese fishing fleet that descended on the Galapagos in 2020 made news around the world, but what is it going to take to actually stop it?The fleet could be … Continue reading Listen – “Shark Stories Podcast: China vs Galapagos”

Podcast – “Ecuador: la estrategia de vacunación en Galápagos para reactivar el tursimo”

 Por Stephan Küffner | 01 de April 18:48 Pese a la escasez de vacunas, el Gobierno de Ecuador busca inmunizar a todo el archipiélago de Galápagos para reactivar el destino turístico más importante del país. ¿Por qué se prioriza a las Galápagos y cómo avanzar la vacunación en el resto del país?, ¿Qué desafíos involucra vacunar a todos … Continue reading Podcast – “Ecuador: la estrategia de vacunación en Galápagos para reactivar el tursimo”

Ecuadorian on list of powerful women who are changing the world

Ecuadorian Patricia Jaramillo is one of the five inspiring women who tells her story. March 31, 2021 - 11:42 am Patricia Jaramillo Díaz, biologist and researcher for environmental restoration at the Charles Darwin Foundation. In order to inspire more women and generate a change from the area of ​​social responsibility, the satellite direct broadcasting service … Continue reading Ecuadorian on list of powerful women who are changing the world

A small sample of the Galapagos park rangers’ work

A small sample of the Galapagos park rangers' work Paula Taglenalutagle@yahoo.comFebruary 27, 2021 - 20h00 Restoration of giant tortoise populations funded by the NGO Galapagos Conservancy. Photo: Fernando Ortiz Tourism in the Galapagos Islands is minimal, but conservation work has never stopped. Quietly, as always, scientists, volunteers and park rangers do not rest in their research and … Continue reading A small sample of the Galapagos park rangers’ work

Mongabay: Activists make the case that bigger is better to protect Galápagos reserve

Activists make the case that bigger is better to protect Galápagos reserve BY ELIZABETH CLAIRE ALBERTS ON 29 JANUARY 2021Read the original article via Mongabay here A group of scientists, conservationists and NGOs are campaigning to expand the current Galápagos Marine Reserve to protect an additional 445,953 square kilometers (172,183 square miles) in the exclusive economic zone … Continue reading Mongabay: Activists make the case that bigger is better to protect Galápagos reserve

Could China become a partner in Galapagos marine conservation? Yolanda Kakabadse thinks so

Could China become a partner in Galapagos marine conservation? Yolanda Kakabadse thinks so By Rhett A. Butler16 November 2020 Yolanda Kakabadse has been an environmental leader since the late 1970s; first heading up small Ecuadorian NGOs before eventually rising to senior ranks at the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the World Wide Fund … Continue reading Could China become a partner in Galapagos marine conservation? Yolanda Kakabadse thinks so