Galapagos National Park
In many occasions, policies and procedures have been defined and
ratified in order to support a selective and special development
in accordance with the specific conditions of the islands.
The Ecuadorian government, for more than three decades, has
declared its desire to conserve the natural resources of the archipelago through concrete actions of administration and
The Galapagos National Park Service works hand in hand with the
Charles Darwin Research Station implementing their common goals of
conservation and preservations of the natural resources with the
Galapagos National Park and Galapagos Marine Reserve.
The park service approves all itineraries of
boats visiting the islands making sure that the tourism is
distributed evenly throughout the islands. They also work as the
licensing board for guides in the islands.
The Galapagos National Park is different
and more special than other National Parks. More than 1,900 of
its 5,000 unique species are endemic, that is, they are found no
where else in the world. Second, these species are very fragile,
and third, people have lived here even before it became a