Let’s save the Galapagos Islands

by PNUD

  • $100,000.00

    Funding Goal
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Islas Galápagos, Ecuador

PNUD

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Campaign Story

Introduction
Travel restrictions to slow the #COVID19 pandemic have depleted the economic lifelines for hundreds of millions of people and conservation activities in wildlife-rich areas. This includes the Galapagos Islands with a highly tourism-dependent economy, which employs about 80% of its population and receives 250,000 visitors per year. The COVID-19 pandemic has halted tourism in the Islands with an unprecedented economic impact, increasing natural resources pressure. This could affect the vulnerable ecosystems of this UNESCO Heritage Site, threatening the conservation efforts of its unique biodiversity.

Our Project
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Ecuador, together with the University of San Francisco de Quito (USFQ), has developed a crowdfunding campaign for the Galapagos Islands. This initiative aims in the first stage with emergency support to recover the population's livelihoods through a “cash for work”; mechanism, which aims to solve emerging economic problems.

In the second stage, we’ll provide an income for educational / training activities while there are no visitors. As a result, local people would improve or create small business ideas to strengthen the community's entrepreneurship capacities.

Finally, the most innovative and inclusive projects will undergo an additional mentoring phase with academic experts in technical, operational, and business administration to guarantee their proposals' development and sustainability. These entrepreneurs will obtain funds for their improvement and reactivation plan and access to technical assistance to accompany the plan’s execution.

Our Goal
This campaign has a 100,000 USD fundraising goal. We believe in collaboration. Together we can guarantee the quality of life, decent work, and environmental protection for the world’s most important living laboratory of biodiversity.

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