Discover the unique wildlife
The best known are the Galapagos giant tortoise, land iguana and lava lizard.
At sea, one finds Galapagos penguins, marine iguanas, fur seals, sea lions, whales, sharks, marine turtles and many fish species.
The archipelago is also home to some of the world's largest colonies of seabirds.
Due to the volcanic nature of the islands, plant life is scarce. But many native plants have equally adapted to the harsh conditions just as its animal counterparts - the Galapagos has its very own species of cotton, pepper, guava and tomato.
Conservation at work
To ensure that the vision becomes a reality, WWF is working closely with local authorities and other conservation organizations to tackle a number of threats - introduced species, poaching, overfishing, tourism development and agriculture - and to support scientific research and conservation management within the Galapagos National Park and marine reserve.
The Galapagos Islands are also listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.