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Albatross Foundation

Puerto Baquerizo Moreno
Isla San Cristobal, Galapagos
Ecuador

Phone No.: +593-5252-0061
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E-mail adress:albatros_f@easynet.net.ec
Internet:http://www.albatrossfoundation.org
Contact person: Mosquera, Miguel Cap.

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The Albatross Foundation (Fundación Albatros) is a non-profit, community-based organization, initiated and led by galápagos residents. Galapagos is truly a gift to the human sight; a wonder among wonders, a hideout for those who want to find peace, one of but a few natural laboratories where one can witness nature at its best. For these and many more reasons the organization believes, that it is its obligation to the world to educate the children of Galapagos; to teach them about conservation and to help them understand the richness of their native land and heritage. It must motivate them to continue their studies in the scientific, policy making and management fields in order to play their full part in safeguarding the future of the islands. Galapagos is a world heritage site, that belongs to all the countries of the world because of its natural richness. Its aim is to achieve the equilibrium between humankind and nature in the Islands.

Its current project aims to build and equip an educational facility for the children and youth of Galapagos. Its goal is to supplement the state's educational provision with the study of the islands' unique land and marine ecosystems, their conservation needs, and to introduce young Galapagueños to the possibility, that they can play a full part in safeguarding the future of this UNESCO (United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization) World Heritage Site.

Its projects:

- "Voyage to Galapagos" is a 4 CD-ROM set that gives students a self-directed, project-based opportunity to explore 10 Galapagos Islands in search of evidence of variation, function and adaptation-- the building blocks of evolution theory,
- "burbujas" is Spanish for bubbles and for snorkelling. With assistance from PADI Foundation and Liceo Naval Galapagos, it provides induction training to safe diving techniques and snorkelling for 140 young people from San Cristobal; this experience introduces the students the aspects of the underwater world which they have never discovered before and plays its part in encouraging safety-consciousness in relation to the sea,
- Ocean Conservancy organises an annual international Coastal Cleanup. The Albatross Foundation is the organiser of this campaign in the Galapagos Islands, and every year, teams of local people and other volunteers collect trash from the beaches and inter-tidal areas of the islands.

Cap. Miguel Mosquera is the president and founder of the Albatross Foundation Galapagos.

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