Regional Characteristics to be provided by Regional Coordinator.
- WWF & the Galapagos Islands
WWF's vision: To ensure ecological integrity, economic prosperity and social equity for the future of the islands and the people who live here.
- e Baltra Fuel-Handling Facility: A Major Milestone Towards a Sustainable Galápagos Achieved
The first fuel-handling facility in the Galápagos Islands—a region of great biodiversity and evolutionary importance—was given official environmental certification in December 2008. The facility underwent extreme renovations in order to meet certification standards, which are part of a 10-year plan developed by WWF and Toyota, in conjunction with the Ecuadorian Government, to transform high pollution energy systems currently in use in the Galápagos to more sustainable and renewable energy sources. It is one of only a few facilities in Latin America to hold this certification.
- Sylvia Earle Alliance - Hope Spots
Hope Spots are special places that are critical to the health of the ocean, Earth's blue heart. Some of these Hope Spots are already protected, while others are important enough that it is imperative that they be protected. About 12% of the land around the world is now under some form of protection (as national parks, world heritage sites, monuments, etc.), while less than one percent of the ocean is protected in any way.
Dr. Carlos Gaymer
Departamento de Biologia Marina