Using innovative multi-media activities for children to develop a culture of conservation in Ecuador's Galapagos Islands.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
The ecosystems and biodiversity of the Galapagos Islands are threatened due to the introduction of non-native species, fishing in reserve areas, accelerated growth of the population, increase in marine traffic and tourism. Conservation activities conflict with the interests of politicians and businesses and are not sufficiently supported by locals. Arcandina strives to develop within the children of Ecuador an identity that includes active conservation of the islands.
How will this project solve this problem?
A film set in the Galapagos Islands, will be complimented by a children's book, a CD about the Galapagos, a global web-based competition and video conferences with Latin America children and others.
Potential Long Term Impact
Arcandina uses diverse multi-media to stimulate participation and leadership of children as spokespersons who encourage residents and authorities to commit themselves to environmental conservation.
Total Funding Received to Date: $630
Funding Policy: partial
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $630 as of Jun 9, 2004. The original project funding goal was $31,900.