#ThrowbackThursday : Our History in the Galapagos Islands continues –
In June 2009 The Ecuadorian Environmental Police, the Galapagos National Park Service and the K-9 Police Unit supported by Sea Shepherd, raided house on Santa Cruz Island and found 52 large shark fins. The same week, they busted a lobster poacher and confiscated 176 illegally caught red and green lobsters on Isabela Island.
Later that month, the commercial tuna boat Don Mario was detected by the new satellite monitoring system, which Sea Shepherd had funded and was caught illegally fishing inside the Galapagos Marine Reserve with tuna as well as sea turtles in its nets.
In September the final phase of the Sea Shepherd-supported K-9 project was completed with a dog kennel constructed on Isabela. K-9 inspections began on all three islands at airports and in harbors in order to stop illegal poaching activities within the UN World Heritage Site.
In November 2009: With generous donations from ECWF, Marcel Wensveen, and LUSH Handmade Cosmetics, Sea Shepherd Galapagos officially handed over a large amount of radio communication equipment to the National Police in Galapagos, making inter-island communication possible, which in turn helps protect the people and animals of the fragile Galapagos Islands.
In May 2010 a further generous donation from LUSH enabled Sea Shepherd to put a full-page ad in the local newspaper and run radio station ads raising awareness to the protection of sharks in the Galapagos Islands. Guidebooks for teachers were also made in order to educate the local schoolchildren.
In Puerto Ayora, Galapagos Islands, the Attorney General of Ecuador announced the designation of the first-ever prosecutor specialized in environmental law for the province of Galapagos and the “Declaration of Galapagos,” to strengthen the application of criminal environmental law in protected areas.
In October 2011, the installation of AIS sites to help track legal and illegal fishing vessels in the marine reserve was completed. In June 2012, Sea Shepherd officially handed over the AIS system.
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The wildlife of Galapagos...
This type of Iguana is the only one of it's kind who goes swimming in salt water and dives in the sea for food. Like every other animal from Galapagos he's not scared of humans at all!