Galapagos Verde 2050

  • Restoring degraded ecosystems and promoting sustainable agriculture in the archipelago

Introduced species are the single biggest threat to Galapagos biodiversity. Around 900 species of introduced plants inhabit the Galapagos Islands; 229 (26%) have become naturalized and 131 species are invading natural spaces. The highlands of the inhabited islands present the most deteriorated ecosystems. The presence of invasive animals such as goats and donkeys and invasive plant species like blackberry and quinine are able to negatively transform ecosystems.

Groasis Technology in Galapagos

The Galapagos Verde 2050 project ("Green Galapagos 2050") aims to restore large parts of Galapagos arid and highland areas with endemic plants - through the use of the Groasis Technology. Our local team work with national and international partners, bringing together technical and scientific expertise, applied research, management of protected areas and sustainable agriculture practices to support the welfare of the local population.

img_8529.jpgThe Galapagos Verde project team planting endemic seedlings at the Galapagos National Park greenhouse. After much care and preperation, these baby plants will be used in restoration activities.

This long-term project is being carried out over three key phases up to the year 2050 on all four inhabited islands, as well as on the Islands of Española, Santiago, South Plaza and Baltra.

For more project information, click here to read the Galapagos Verde 2050 Report (18.5 MB)

Restorando Scalesia affinis en Galápagos

Project supported by: Galapagos National Park Directorate, Galapagos Biosecurity Agency (ABG), Ministerio de Agricultura, Ganadería, Acuacultura y Pesca (MAGAP), Gobierno Parroquial de la isla Floreana

Project financed by: The COmON Foundation.

BESS Forest Club also provide counterpart funding.

Featured news articles

The Galapagos Verde 2050 project is starting to bloom!

Introducing Groasis Technology for Ecological Restoration


Ecological Restoration on Plaza Sur (155.8 KB)

Action Plan for the Ecological Restoration of Baltra and Plaza Sur Islands (6.2 MB)

Click here to visit the Galapagos Verde 2050 Virtual Platform, for on-going results of species planted with Groasis Technology