Empower the Enchanted Islands People and Save the Galapagos


UNDP through its Biodiversity Finance Initiative in Ecuador will launch a crowdfunding campaign for the Galapagos Islands focused on “cash for work” and "cash for training" to support the livelihoods of guardians of this unique protected area. This initiative aims to provide an income for educational activities while there are no visitors to the Islands, at the same time enabling local people to create small business ideas to strengthen entrepreneurship capacities in the community in order to build a more sustainable development in the islands. The campaign expects to raise USD100,000 and will be launched in November.