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The future of the Galapagos Islands ultimately lies in the hands of the people who live there, yetthere is a fundamental disconnect between many Galapagos residents and the remarkable natural environment they inhabit. Fewer than 40% of Galapagos residents were born in the islands and a majority of residents have not had the opportunity to visit the national park.

Furthermore, students in the Galapagos have traditionally lacked access to outdoor learning opportunities; education in Galapagos follows a traditional, classroom-based model, which fails to provide access to the spectacular, natural laboratory of Galapagos. We at IGTOA firmly believe that the most important thing that we can do to support Galapagos conservation in the long run is to help empower young people to become engaged and informed stewards of their own natural heritage. This is why we are proud to once again support the work of Ecology Project International (EPI), whose programs engage students in applied conservation programs that include field research and giant tortoise habitat restoration in partnership with the Galapagos National Park. In 2018, 170 Galapagos students will have the opportunity to participate in EPI’s programs. Since 2003, more than 1,700 students have participated in EPI’s programs.

Carbon Offset when traveling with Us

Since 2000, NativeEnergy has been helping some of America’s biggest and best-loved companies make their sustainability visions a reality, Haugan Cruises is now one of them.

All our guests taking one of our cruises has a carbon free journey included in their price.

Native Energy has evaluated our company and since February 2020 we are part of the change

Cientists support

Universities and Environmental institutions around the world, send scientifics to the Islands to investigate different phenomenons or species, their funds are normally limited and because of the restrictions in the Galapagos Islands, they have to live in basic camps while running their investigations, so we (and we are the only yachts doing this) invite them for dinner and a fresh shower when we find them in any uninhabited island, they present their results or the stages of their investigation to our guest in a short briefing, this is always very exciting! because we get to learn before anybody else in the world, if there is a new discovery! I attach a picture of the last group we found and that I was lucky to be part of that group, the head of the study was Dr. Gregory Lewbart

Fundacion Jesus Divino Preso

This is a ONG that started by rescuing kids that were born/living in jail together with their mothers, they gave them a home, food and education. This ONG has developed to give economic support to kids in poor areas of the country, We support them with a fix amount every month for it, our plan is to make a page part of our web site where we can share some pictures and information about the kids, at the moment there are over 100 kids that have graduated from high school and we are continuing to support them on their way to the university. In our future projects is to give these kids the option to do internships at our office. FundacionJesusDivinoPreso's Facebook page