Using innovative multi-media activities for children to develop a culture of conservation in Ecuador's Galapagos Islands.
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.
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.
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.
This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).
Johns Hopkins Center for Communications Programs
The Communication Initiative