Arguably the greatest destination on the planet for nature travelers is the Galapagos archipelago. With rare and friendly wildlife found at every turn, these islands unveil the beauty and intricacies of the natural world in a truly unique manner.
Unfortunately, by the time the Galápagos National Park was established in 1959, the islands’ giant tortoise population had been decimated, with only 11 of the 14 original populations remaining. We aim to reverse this terrible trend. To achieve our purpose, volunteer at a tortoise sanctuary helping remove invasive plant species and sowing native bushes and grasses that the tortoises eat. Learn first-hand about protecting the natural habitat of the Galápagos’ most emblematic native species.
(Volunteer Time = 8 hours, or 2 half-days)