A new decade | June 8th, 2010

A new decade is well underway – so I thought it worth reviewing a few of the existing conservation programmes in the Galapagos, and some of what was achieved so far. 

It is easy to look at the problems and forget how much is being achieved.  New Zealanders have played an important role in many of these programmes, and Friends of Galapagos will be focusing on channelling NZ expertise into them.

Conservation isn’t often about doing new and exciting and very different things. It’s about the continuing daily slog to keep programmes running, improve them, and slowly add to them.  Stability and continuity are essential, and all too often staff in the Galapagos struggle to achieve that against a background of constant political change.  That there have been relatively few major reversals is a reflection of that dedication.