Galapagos Verde 2050
- Restoring degraded ecosystems and promoting sustainable agriculture in the archipelago
Introduced species are the single biggest threat to Galapagos biodiversity. Around 900 species of introduced plants inhabit the Galapagos Islands; 229 (26%) have become naturalized and 131 species are invading natural spaces. The highlands of the inhabited islands present the most deteriorated ecosystems. The presence of invasive animals such as goats and donkeys and invasive plant species like blackberry and quinine are able to negatively transform ecosystems.
The Galapagos Verde 2050 project ("Green Galapagos 2050") aims to restore large parts of Galapagos arid and highland areas with endemic plants - through the use of the Groasis Technology. Our local team work with national and international partners, bringing together technical and scientific expertise, applied research, management of protected areas and sustainable agriculture practices to support the welfare of the local population.
This long-term project is being carried out over three key phases up to the year 2050 on all four inhabited islands, as well as on the Islands of Española, Santiago, South Plaza and Baltra.
Project supported by: Galapagos National Park Directorate, Galapagos Biosecurity Agency (ABG), Ministerio de Agricultura, Ganadería, Acuacultura y Pesca (MAGAP), Gobierno Parroquial de la isla Floreana
Project financed by: The COmON Foundation.
BESS Forest Club also provide counterpart funding.
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