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Yesterday was the 479th anniversary of the Islands' discovery. If you would like to discover more about this fascinating Archipelago, visit our Discovering Galapagos website to watch the introductory video to our new educational resource and sign up for updates on when it goes live!

New CDF Shop Opens

After months of construction the new Charles Darwin Foundation (CDF) shop opened last week. The shop, which GCT facilitated funds for, will be an important income source for the nonprofit organisation, providing them with a consistent stream of revenue which they can invest into their research and conservation objectives. 

It is worth highlighting that this far-reaching step-forward in securing long-term funding for the Charles Darwin Research Station might not have been possible without the acumen and vision of financiers from the City of London. Facilitated by the Galapagos Conservation Trust's CEO, Ian Dunn, with full support from CDF's Director Swen Lorenz, an innovative loan structure was developed to kick-start the required funding. Once this foundation funding was secured, further funding was pledged from around the world to enable completion. With all shop profits going directly into supporting scientific research for the conservation of Galapagos, this is an example of how the skills developed in one sector of society, half way around the world, can be applied to some of our most pressing conservation concerns. Let's hope we can develop many more such ideas with the support of all sectors of society.

50th Anniversary of the CDRS

Today our partners the Charles Darwin Foundation celebrate 50 years of the Charles Darwin Research Station! Congratulations on 50 years of amazing conservation research...let there be many more!


National Penguin Awareness Day

Today is National Penguin Awareness Day so what better day to say thank you to all our supporters who have donated towards our Galapagos Penguin Appeal. We have been delighted with the response and are thrilled to announce that we have raised almost £20,000 of our £25,000 target. If you can help us to reach our target and kick-start the next wave of survey trips, please visit our appeal website for more information.

2013 Raffle Winner

We would like to say a very big thank you to everyone who participated in GCT's 2013 Raffle. The lucky winner was drawn and contacted on Monday and is thrilled to accept the prize of a cabin for 2 on an 8-day cruise of the Galapagos Islands.

If you weren't the lucky one this time then be sure to look out for our 2014 Raffle which we will announce later in the year!