About this webinar
Welcome to Galapagos Conservation Trust's first ever Galapagos Day webinar!
Join our panel of experts, hosted by GCT President Monty Halls, to discuss what we are learning about the unique marine species in Galapagos, and what we can do about the threats that they face, including industrial fishing and plastic pollution.
Our panel will include Yolanda Kakabadse, ex-Minister of Environment for Ecuador and former President of WWF International who is currently working on the Ecuadorian government’s new ‘ocean protection strategy’ for the Galapagos Islands. Joining her will be Jonathan Green, founder of the Galapagos Whale Shark Project (GWSP). The GWSP tagged Hope the whale shark who went missing in May in an area of intense industrial fishing, and Coco who made history as the first tagged whale shark to migrate along the Cocos-Galapagos swimway, an area that we are working to protect. We are also pleased to have Professor John Schofield, from the University of York, who through his work in contemporary archaeology is helping us to understand where Galapagos’ plastic pollution is coming from and how to eliminate it.
Galapagos Conservation Trust (GCT) is the only UK registered charity to focus solely on the conservation of the Galapagos Islands, one of the most unique and ecologically important, but vulnerable, areas in the world.
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