ARCANDINA: Caretakers of the Galapagos Islands



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.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $630

Funding Policy: partial

Funding Information

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.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).


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Thanks to 4 donors like you, a total of $630 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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