First produced by Fundación Natura and the World Wildlife Fund in 1996, the Galapagos Report was created as a tool to share both local knowledge and directed research with the stakeholders in the regional, national, and international communities working for the benefit of the Islands. In 2006, Galapagos Conservancy assumed publication of the Galapagos Report and expanded its content to include social and biophysical sciences, alongside topics in biodiversity conservation.

The purpose of the Galapagos Report is to provide all Galapagos stakeholders — decision-makers, scientists, natural resource managers, and the general public — with up-to-date information, analyses, and recommendations on a variety of issues that may inform policy and management.

The lessons learned in the Galapagos Islands have resonance throughout the world and continue to demonstrate how people and wild places can coexist and thrive.


The mission of Galapagos Conservancy is to advance and support the conservation of the unique biodiversity and ecosystems of Galapagos through directed research, informed public policy, and building a sustainable society. 

An independent non-profit organization, we are a leader in the global collaborative effort to achieve balance between environmental conservation and human community in one of the world’s most remarkable ecosystems. For more than 30 years, we have connected people around the globe to conservation efforts in Galapagos, while working in close partnership with local organizations and communities. We provide funding and technical support related to biodiversity conservation, social science, education, and institutional capacity building.


Overall Coordination: Cheryl Hojnowski

Editing: Cheryl Hojnowski, Desirée Cruz

Translation: Desirée Cruz, Richard Knab

Design and layout (print version): Cesar Diaz del Valle 

Design and layout (website):  Kristy Davison

To cite this document: GC. 2019. Galapagos Report 2017-2018. Fairfax, VA

To cite an article: Author(s). 2019. Article title. Pp. xx-xx. In: Galapagos Report 2017-2018. GC. Fairfax, VA. 

The source should be cited in all cases. Parts of the Report may be translated and reproduced without permission provided the source is indicated. 

The content and opinions expressed in each of the articles are the responsibility of the authors.  

Galapagos Conservancy is based in Fairfax, Virginia and is the only non-profit organization in the United States dedicated exclusively to the long-term protection of the Galapagos Islands. 



Cecilia Majors