Thank you for supporting sea turtle conservation

CNH Tours had the pleasure of chancing upon the ECOS Foundation sea turtle conservation project and our old friend, Ana Maria Loose, at Bachas Beach, Santa Cruz Island on February 28th, 2024.

ECOS is an Ecuadorian foundation formed in 2003 under guidance from Ecology Project International.  Based in Galapagos, ECOS educates for a more sustainable future.  Under the framework of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD), their programs generate knowledge, skills and promote personal and societal transformation. ECOS is Spanish for Education for Sustainable Communities.

One of the foundation’s keynote projects takes place during sea turtle nesting season which runs from January to May.  During this time, ECOS brings local junior high and high school students, 11 – 18 years of age, on a 3 day / 2 night camping visit to Bachas Beach on Santa Cruz Island, where the students learn about sea turtle conservation through observation of their egg laying, and protection of the egg laying sites.  The students then bring this knowledge back to their local beaches, such as Tortuga Bay Beach, where they educate visitors to recognize and protect local sea turtle nesting sites.

The program is supported by the Galapagos National Park Service, the Galapagos Biosecurity Agency, and the Ministry of Ecuador.

CNH Tours is a proud supporter of ECOS through the International Galapagos Travellers Conservation Fund.  As a member of IGTOA, we sit on the IGTOA board, contribute membership fees, and for each and every one of our guests, CNH Tours contributes to the IGTOA Traveller Conservation Fund.

In February 2024, the board of IGTOA selected ECOS Foundation, among many Galapagos-based organizations, to support through the IGTOA Traveller Conservation Fund.

ECOS Foundation is a champion for conserving our collective natural world heritage for future generations. 

CNH Tours Co-Owner, and International Galapagos Tour Operators Association member, Heather Blenkiron (middle, with stripey dress) with students from Santa Cruz Island learning about the conservation of sea turtles at Bachas Beach, Santa Cruz Island.

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