When you travel to the Galapagos with Wildland Adventures, you help support the work of the International Galapagos Tour Operators Association [IGTOA], a consortium of leading nature tour companies dedicated to the protection of the Galápagos ecosystems and improvement of tourism management in the archipelago. Wildland Adventures is a founding member of IGTOA and our President Kurt Kutay, maintains a seat on the organizations board, helping to direct funding to projects and organizations such as those listed below:
We supported a group of local fishermen in the cleanup of Academy Bay, netting more than eight thousand pounds of waste.
We provided funds to Conservation International and Rainforest Alliance for their program to institute standards of operation for tour companies.
We gave money to CAPTURGAL to help with international safety certification for locally-owned boats operating in the Galapagos.
We provided funds for the purchasing of hundreds of books for a library in Puerto Ayora, to be used by guides in their studies.
We provided anchorage off Wolf Island to support patrols for illegal fishing and shark finning in this remote sector.
IGTOA donated a GPS system and video equipment to be used by the Galapagos National Park rangers when they patrol the islands for illegal fishing.
We supported WildAid in their information campaign to stop illegal shark finning.