Our Projects

Hacienda Tranquila

Hacienda Tranquila is a small, volunteer-supported organization located on 121 acres of ranch land in the highlands of San Cristobal Island in the Galapagos. It is the only project that is working with the prestigious Galapagos Science Center to preserve and protect endangered birds such as the Galapagos Petrel. The Galapagos Petrel has a distinctive black-and-white pattern beneath its wings, mostly white underneath and dark above, that extends down its face to the sides of its neck. No other seabird found in or near the Galapagos shares these features.

Micro Plastics Pollution Project

The San Francisco University in Quito and the Galapagos National Park have conducted several studies to assess the presences of micro plastics in the Galapagos Islands. These studies have demonstrated that they can be found in the marine and coastal environments of the archipelago due to human activities, shipping, and ocean currents that transport plastic waste from other regions. We participate in sample collection to contribute to these studies aimed at understanding and planning a course of action to address micro-plastic pollution in the Galapagos.