Why a Galapagos Islands Photography Holiday?
It is impossible to dispute that the Galapagos Islands are some of the most fascinating islands in the world, famed for being the launchpad of Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution.
However, its past treatment has put the islands at great risk, meaning conservation efforts are paramount.
Since Darwin’s visits, humans have caused innumerable problems in the Galapagos, from whalers lowering populations drastically populations to biologists and scientists taking away far too many samples, which as had a detrimental effect, killing off whole strains of species.
In addition, settlers to the islands have imported flora and fauna species from the mainland which have spread to the extent that native species are being overtaken and are quickly dying out. Resulting in over 60% of native plants becoming severely under threat.
To face up to this threat, the president of Ecuador declared conservation in the Galapagos Islands as a national priority, and in 2008 Ecuador was the first country in the world to grant legal rights to nature.
We will be joining conservation projects, a partnership between between local communities, the National Park authority and local government, in the Galapagos to help preserve this incredible biodiversity, all the while photographing its enchanting beauty.