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Native and endemic species


Introduced animals


Introduced plants


Island Control and Monitoring


Applied marine research


Fisheries Management


Marine control and surveillance


Site and Naturalist Guides


Visitor Management System


Quotas and patents of operation


Naturalist Guides Area


Environmental management in populated areas


Special use for protected areas


Agricultural development

     The evolution of

 nature tourism

                                                               in Galapagos

The Directorate of the Galapagos National Park promotes nature tourism that is environmentally sustainable, economically viable and gives priority to local participation.

With the increase of visitors to the islands, these values are more relevant than ever.


Public Direction

For more information contact:
Eddy Silva, +593 (0)5 252 6189 Ext. 1164, esilva@galapagos.gob.ec

The Galapagos National Park Directorate works to promote sustainable tourism in protected areas of Galapagos with a regional perspective, that ensures the conservation of ecological integrity and biodiversity of the archipelago and to contribute to an equitable socioeconomic development and solidarity of the local population .




   Management programs





Monitoring of terrestrial sites
 




Monitoring of marine sites




Naturalist guide system





Tourist control
 




Entry tax collection
 




Visitor sites and naturalist guides 

The archipelago has 70 terrestrial visitor sites and 75 marine visitor sites, and more than 320 naturalist guides qualified by the Directorate of the Galapagos National Park. 







Visitor management system 

The Galapagos National Park Directorate operates a Visitor Management System (SIMAVIS) to manage the use of the protected areas of National Park and Galapagos Marine Reserve. 








Local participation, quotas and patents for tourist operations 

The Directorate of the Galapagos National Park is the institution responsible for issuing or revoking tourist operation permits. The issuance of new tourism quotas, with new operating parameters and the process of evaluating existing permits are designed to ensure local participation.









TOURISM



Visitor site and naturalist guides




Visitor management system




Quotas and operating patent





MANAGEMENT PLAN


BASIC OBJECTIVE 2
Incorporate the conservation policies developed by the GNP for its territorial model, which sets the Regional Plan, thus integrating horizontally with other regional policies


Program 2.3. Encouraging public use and sustainable tourism
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INSTITUTION

Directory, regulation, management, finances, etc.


NEWS

SERVICES

CONTACT

NATIONAL PARK

Management of native
and endemic species


Control and eradication
of introduced animals


Control and eradication
of introduced plants


Island control and monitoring


MARINE RESERVE

Applied marine research

Management and support for fisheries

Marine control and monitoring


TOURISM

Visitor sites
and naturalist guides


Visitor management
system


Local participation,
quotas y patents



DEVELOPMENT

Environmental management
in populated areas


Special use
of protected areas


Agricultural development


SCIENCE

Approved projects, applications, field
protocols, etc..