Photographic Exhibition by Jonathan R. Green, Nature-Lover, Scientist and Conservationist
The photographs in the exhibition demonstrate the powerful beauty, spirit and essence of the unique environment of the Galapagos Islands. In addition to the esthetic aspect, the exhibition strives to raise awareness of the need to ensure a sustainable future and to end destructive actions that cause irreversible harm to such fragile environments. The photos are an important tool in the fight to preserve the natural wonders of our plant, not only for the sites themselves, but also for the good of our common existence and for that which defines our humanity.
The Galapagos is one of the best preserved archipelagos in the world, comprising a national park and a marine reserve. In 1978 UNESCO declared the Galapagos Islands a world heritage site. Charles Darwin, who developed the theory of evolution by natural selection, presented in his book, On the Origin of Species By Means of Natural Selection, was inspired by life on the islands. This year marks the 60th anniversary of the declaration of the Galapagos National Park and the establishment of the Charles Darwin Foundation, whose joint efforts have contributed to the archipelago’s protection.
The exhibition was established and promoted by the Ambassador of Ecuador to garner widespread international support on issues such as climate change, exploitation of natural resources, invasive species, illegal hunting, and recently, the battle against plastic products and marine waste, so that the Galapagos can become a Sustainable Development Goal territory by 2030.
The exhibition was displayed from September 2019 to September 2020.