Silversea has recently launched a dedicated fund to preserve the natural wonders and wellbeing of the Galapagos Islands for future generations. The cruise line is invested in ensuring the islands are protected for everyone to enjoy in the futures to come.
The Silversea Fund
The Silversea Fund supports a diverse selection of projects throughout the year as part of a long-term conservation strategy to educate and support the unique ecosystems and biological integrity that can be found there. Safeguarding the wellbeing of the region ensures that the natural wonder of the archipelago will be preserved and the relationship between humans and nature is strengthened.
As well as benefitting regional conservation efforts and enhancing their connection to this unique destination, the fund’s donors will also enjoy savings on Silversea voyages, as the cruise line will match guest contributions in the form of Future Cruise Credit, underpinning its commitment to the cause.
Vice President and General Manager of Silversea Cruises Ecuador, Fernando Delgado said:
“The Silversea Fund for the Galapagos is a natural extension of our belief that sustainable tourism can open eyes and foster respect for our planet, particularly for such unique and diverse destinations as the Galapagos. We will use education as a means to sustain the long-term conservation of the environment, leveraging on our strong relationships with the region’s local people. We are honored to have Galapagos Conservancy as our administrative partner for this initiative, and we know our guests will be excited to help protect the island’s natural treasures by supporting the fund.”
The fund has been established in partnership with the Galapagos Conservancy – the only US-based organisation which is focused exclusively on protecting the Galapagos’ ecosystems and biological integrity. It will also educate and support the local communities by financing projects related to youth empowerment; education and training; and science, technology and conservation.
Founder and President of the Galapagos Conservancy, Johannah Barry added:
“We are dedicated to the long-term protection of the Galapagos Islands—a common goal that we share with Silversea Cruises. We are delighted to support the Silversea Fund for the Galapagos and our partnership will make a significant impact on the conservation efforts throughout the region, from a grassroots level upwards. The Silversea Fund will help to protect the natural environment, as well as the fauna that inhabits the archipelago, for generations to come.”
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