The Galapagos islands are one of the most fragile marine ecosystems in the world. It has an unmatched biological diversity, and a staggering amount of endemic species.
The archipelago and the waters surrounding them are a nature reserve. Unfortunately the park rangers do not have enough capacity to stop poachers from illegal fishing for tuna, sharks and sea cucumbers. Coral Reef Care has worked together with WildAid and the Park rangers to stop poaching and funded several of their projects in the past years. We invested in equipment for the marine park such as night vision binoculars, satellite phones, camping gear, digital cameras, radio-stations, etc. Also the maintenance of the equipment and boats and the education of sniffer dogs that are used to detect shark fins at ports were part of our support.