Islands are among the planet’s most important biodiversity hotspots, home to endemic species that have evolved in relative isolation, and prone to disturbances of their vulnerable ecosystems, especially from invasive species. The Galapagos Islands are a supreme example, and a key target for the work of Island Conservation, a non-profit that seeks to prevent extinctions by protecting the unique environments of islands from invasive species. Galapagos Expedition Leader Josy Cardoso hosts Paula Castano, a restoration specialist with Island Conservation, in this enlightening webinar about returning islands to a more natural state. Learn about threats to the delicate balance of life on islands, and how IC has helped sustain native ecosystems and endangered species in 60 locations around the world. Goats and rodents have been a particular challenge in the Galapagos—find out how they got there, why they are such a threat to the health and viability of native species, and what IC is doing to eradicate them. But that’s just the first step: restoring the natural ecosystem follows—learn about the reintroduction of 2,000 land iguanas on Santiago, among other achievements. Humans may wreak havoc on island environments, but restoring them is possible! Come away informed and inspired.
Originally presented October 23, 2020
Get Weekly Updates
Our weekly eNewsletter highlights new adventures, exclusive offers, webinars, nature news, travel ideas, photography tips and more.
Together, Natural Habitat Adventures and World Wildlife Fund have teamed up to arrange nearly a hundred nature travel experiences around the planet, while helping to protect the magnificent places we visit and their wild inhabitants.
Get Weekly Updatess
Discover the World's Best
Nature Travel Experiences
Our weekly eNewsletter highlights new adventures, exclusive offers, webinars, nature news, travel ideas, photography tips and more. Sign up today!
Send Us a Message
Send Us a Message
Have a question or comment? Use the form to the right to get in touch with us.
Refer a Friend
Refer a Friend, Get $250 Off
Earn rewards for referring your friends! We'd like to thank our loyal travelers for spreading the word. Share your friend's address so we can send a catalog, and if your friend takes a trip as a first-time Nat Hab traveler, you'll receive a $250 Nat Hab gift card you can use toward a future trip or the purchase of Nat Hab gear. To refer a friend, just complete the form below or call us at 800-543-8917. It's that easy! See rules and fine print here.
View Our 2023 Digital Catalog
View Our 2024/2025
Help us save paper! We offer a digital version of The World's Greatest Nature Journeys. If you'd prefer a mailed copy, please provide your contact details here. To view our digital catalog, please enter your info in the form to the right.