Sustainable Organic Control of
Plant Species in Galapagos
Rescue is an organic conservation and
development project to help rescue the sensitive ecosystems of
the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador, from invasive introduced plant
opportunities with Galapagos Organic Rescue will be
for conservation volunteers to do mostly manual
this environmentally-friendly project, but are temporarily
unavailable. Volunteers in the
Galapagos will help
with to eradicate some of the
troublesome introduced plant species which are currently "crowding out"
endemic native species on privately-owned land in the Galapagos
Islands. They will plant native species or non-invasive
organic crops on the cleared land. Organic agriculture of
carefully selected crops will help prevent the invasive species from
example of these organic crops is sugar cane, and the charity behind
Galapagos Organic Rescue, CRACYP, will use its extensive
expertise in cultivating organic sugarcane to help the Galapagos
farmers. CRACYP has developed and implemented many
conservation and development projects over the years, and Galapagos
Organic Rescue is the
latest "green progress" initiative - social and economic development
which protects the environment.
Organic Rescue will start on the island of San
Cristóbal. The project plans to use organic
from sugar cane as an environmentally-friendly fuel.
Latest news: the project
has had to be temporarily suspended while we secure adequate
operating conditions and personnel in the islands. Any
will be posted here, but it seems unlikely there will be volunteer
opportunities before 2014.
This website last updated 2nd January 2013.
Galapagos Organic Rescue: A 'Green Progress' sustainable
project by CRACYP
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