Become a Member

Your membership will make a difference.

As a member of the Galapagos Conservation Trust you will be directly contributing to vital conservation work in Galapagos, helping to protect the unique flora and fauna of the Islands.


Annual Membership includes:

  • A subscription to Galapagos Matters, our biannual magazine (click on the image for an online copy of a past issue).
  • Email newsletters bringing you news from Galapagos and GCT.
  • Invitations to events held throughout the year.
  • A membership certificate.
  • A special Galapagos thank you gift on joining (Galapagos Friend for Life and Galapagos Guardian levels only).
  • Invitations to occasional complimentary events (Galapagos Guardian level only).
  • Inclusion in GCT's Roll of Honour (Galapagos Guardian level only).

Membership subscriptions

Details of the benefits of our different membership categories can be found in our Membership leaflet.  If you would like to become a member please select the category and the way you wish to subscribe below:

Galapagos Friend

£36 per year or £3 per month

Galapagos Joint Friend

£48 per year or £4 per month

Galapagos Benefactor

£108 per year or £9 per month

Galapagos Friend for Life

£600 one-off payment

Galapagos Guardian 

£2,000 one-off payment

Other ways to join:

Credit Card via email:  Email us ( and we will send you a form to complete.

Cheque:  To pay your subscription by cheque, please print off and complete both sides of the payment form on our Membership leaflet.  Alternatively, you can request a copy by emailing us ( and we will send you a form to complete.

If you would like to give a Gift membership to a friend or family member, please visit our secure online Gift membership form, or email ( for further information.


With the support of our members, we have been able to achieve some great work in Galapagos, but there is still much to be done. Last year alone we were able to:

 ·        Co-fund a workshop in Galapagos which provided a forum for global experts to share information about the invasive parasitic fly Philornis downsi, resulting in the formulation of a 5-year management plan.

 ·        Sponsor a group of local students to participate in the 2012 Galapagos Islands Ecology Programme run by Ecology Projects International.

 ·        Contribute funding towards projects concerning the conservation of many Galapagos species, including: the Galapagos Penguin, Flightless Cormorant, Galapagos giant tortoise, Blue-footed Booby, Darwin's Finches, and Bacalao Grouper.

 ·        Contribute funding towards the eradication of invasive species such as the Hill Rasberry (Mora).

 ·        Further raise the UK's awareness of conservation issues, not only in Galapagos but globally.


With your support we will be able to do more.


With continued support from our members we are currently working on a wide range of conservation projects, including: 


 ·       Research into the environmental conditions necessary for captive breeding of giant tortoises.

 ·       Research investigating the use of the Galapagos Marine Reserve by whale sharks.

 ·       Installation of remote cameras in environmentally sensitive areas in order to conduct unobtrusive research on nesting bird colonies and to increase the visitor experience.

 ·   Development of an educational website to be used as a teaching aid in schools both in the UK and Ecuador.

If you wish to support conservation in Galapagos but do not live in the UK, there are a number of organisations around the world known collectively as Friends of Galapagos that you may prefer to join.

Thank you.