Galapagos Day

25/10/2017 18:00
25/10/2017 22:00
GCT Chairman, Dr Mark Collins, will be discussing the possibility of a plastic-free Galapagos Marine Reserve at this year’s event.


Royal Geographical Society, 1 Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AR


Wednesday 25th October 2017, 6pm-10pm


Tickets are £30 or £15 for students and include one free drink on the night.

Event Description

Whilst the Galapagos Islands are one of the most unique, scientifically important, biologically inspiring places on Earth, the Archipelago is not resistant to the pressures of human development. From the wonders of whale sharks to the perils of plastics, how do we inspire future conservationists to protect our blue planet?

Join us to listen to Liz Bonnin, presenter of the BBC’s ‘Galapagos’, as she shares her unique experiences exploring the depths of the Galapagos Marine Reserve and her work inspiring future generations of scientists. In addition, find out how GCT is engaging the stewards of Galapagos, including the local community and the travel industry through sustainable living and tourism.

Finally, from oceanographers and climate scientists to behavioural psychologists and contemporary archaeologists, our expert panel to be chaired by Liz Bonnin will be discussing the following key questions:

  • How does plastic pollution affect our planet at the micro and macro level?
  • How can society change to combat the plastic pollution problem?
  • Can there ever be a plastic free Galapagos?

In addition to the exciting talks, we will have the amazing winners of our 2017 Galapagos photography competition on display, as well as a photography exhibition from Falmouth University. We hope you can join us on what promises to be an inspiring and insightful evening!

Physical raffle tickets will also be available on the night for a chance to win a 5-day cruise for two around Galapagos and £1000 each towards flights.

So join us on 25 October to hear about our crucial work to preserve these iconic Islands and to honour one of our founding trustees, Nigel Sitwell who sadly passed away earlier this year. All proceeds from this event will go directly towards funding our projects, which you can read more about here.

Tickets are £30 or £15 for students and include one free drink on the night.


For more information, including how to book tickets, visit the Galapagos Day event page, or contact the Communications team by emailing or give us a call on 020 7399 7440.

About the Organiser

The Galapagos Conservation Trust (GCT)
Located in the Pacific Ocean, 1,000 km off the coast of Ecuador, the volcanic Galapagos Islands are a living laboratory of evolution and a conservation template for the rest of the world. Consisting of fourteen main islands and over 120 rocky islets are surrounded by 133,000 km2 of marine reserve, both land and sea are home to an incredible array of species, many of which are found nowhere else on Earth.

The Galapagos Conservation Trust (GCT) is the only UK registered charity to focus exclusively on the conservation and sustainability of the Galapagos Archipelago. Launched in 1995 at the Royal Society, we have supported a vast array of projects in Galapagos.

In 2016, we updated our vision to embrace the two major areas of science and communication, and education and sustainability as focal points for our work. This vision promotes the view that the challenges faced by the Galapagos Archipelago are multi-faceted and can best be addressed using a holistic approach.

By raising funds and awareness in the UK we are able to support conservation projects in Galapagos, helping to contribute to the overall management of this unique ecosystem. We work with a wide range of delivery partners, both in Galapagos and the UK, which helps us to achieve maximum positive impact in our efforts to conserve the Islands.

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