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SwimTrek Joins Forces with Galapagos Conservation Trust

SwimTrek Joins Forces with Galapagos Conservation Trust

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Swim Trek The Galapagos

SwimTrek Joins Forces with Galapagos Conservation Trust for Crucial Conservation Efforts

SwimTrek, the preeminent purveyor of aquatic escapades, has joined hands with the Galapagos Conservation Trust (GCT). This newly forged alliance will see SwimTrek contributing 1% of its revenue from the Galapagos Explorer Trip to bolster GCT’s essential conservation endeavours in the Galapagos Islands.

SwimTrek Ltd Galapagos Islands
SwimTrek Ltd Galapagos Islands

Galapagos biodiversity to be protected

This partnership underscores SwimTrek’s unwavering dedication to eco-conscious tourism and the safeguarding of our planet’s natural marvels. Their meticulously curated swimming adventures are designed to tread lightly on the environment, fostering a profound appreciation for nature among participants. By allying with conservation powerhouses like GCT, SwimTrek is advancing its commitment to sustainability. This collaboration aims to amplify GCT’s mission of protecting the Galapagos’ unique biodiversity, tackling threats like invasive species, plastic pollution.

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Large turtle at the sea edge on background of a tropical landscape

“We are thrilled to champion GCT’s conservation efforts in the Galapagos. At SwimTrek, we believe travel should be a force for good. This partnership empowers us to contribute to preserving one of Earth’s most extraordinary ecosystems,” said Ash Van Wensveen, Managing Director of SwimTrek. “This venture not only enriches the environmental landscape but also enhances our customers’ experiences. They can embark on their Galapagos swimming odysseys with the gratifying knowledge that they’re making a tangible difference.”

Impacting the ecosystems for the better

Mike Crossley, Head of Fundraising and Communications at GCT, remarked: “We seek allies, not just donors, who can help drive meaningful change and protect the unique species and habitats of the Galapagos. Our new partnership with SwimTrek exemplifies what we can achieve together. SwimTrek’s support will significantly impact the delicate ocean and island ecosystems of the Galapagos, and we eagerly anticipate our collaborative efforts.”

The partnership between SwimTrek and GCT exemplifies the powerful synergy between businesses and non-profits in fostering positive environmental change. This collaboration is a testament to their shared vision of protecting and preserving the Galapagos’ singular ecosystem for generations to come.

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About SwimTrek:
SwimTrek stands as the global leader in swimming adventures, boasting over two decades of expertise and journeys to 50 of the world’s premier swimming locales. Whether diving into iconic races like the Hellespont, exploring the untouched waters of the Galapagos, or embarking on a modern-day Odyssey in Greece, SwimTrek offers a spectrum of experiences from serene retreats and coaching camps to bold liveaboard voyages and formidable expeditions. Each SwimTrek adventure is meticulously guided by a team of experts, ensuring both safety and unforgettable memories. Whether honing open water skills, discovering new destinations, or simply savoring the tranquility of pristine waters, SwimTrek has an adventure tailored for everyone. Dive into the world’s most stunning waters, from the Caribbean to Southeast Asia and beyond.

Swim Trek The Galapagos Yacht Anahi
Swim Trek The Galapagos Yacht Anahi

About Galapagos Conservation Trust:
The Galapagos Conservation Trust (GCT) is the sole UK charity dedicated exclusively to conserving the Galapagos Islands—one of the planet’s most unique and ecologically significant, yet vulnerable, regions. Home to 80% of its land birds and 97% of its mammals and reptiles found nowhere else on Earth, the Galapagos is facing a critical threat, with over 80 species now Endangered or Critically Endangered. For nearly three decades, GCT has been at the forefront of raising funds and awareness, delivering impactful conservation projects in collaboration with Ecuadorian authorities, local communities, scientists, and other NGOs. GCT’s conservation efforts are consolidated into two ecosystem-level programs—Islands and Oceans—aligned with international biodiversity and climate targets for 2030. Their 2023-2025 project portfolio focuses on four key areas: preventing species extinction, eradicating invasive species, building climate resilience, and reducing human impact. Their vision remains steadfast: the unique nature and beauty of the Galapagos Archipelago conserved and protected in perpetuity.

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