The Galapagos Island Project


Our goal is to support, streghten amd enhance our partner's conservation program for the Galapagos Island by providing tools, resources and people interested in supporting the biodiversity protection of the Island.



The terrestrial portions of the Galapagos are divided into four main zones: Littoral, Arid, Transition, and Humid. (Read more)


Volunteer Opportunities in San Cristobal and Santa Cruz Island.-


The Galapagos Reserve, is located in the San Cristobal island at the Galapagos Archipelago. The station has a field house and a significant nursery and green house operation.  (Read more)


Santa Cruz Botanical Garden Project.-


Great Wilderness is supporting efforts to create two biological stations and botanical gardens in Santa Cruz and Isabella. (Read more)


Natural History Tours and Study Abroad.- 


Educational tours to the Galapagos are offered to group of students and general public. Proceeds from this project are donated to our non-profit Ecuadorian partners to support the conservation of biodiversity in the Islands.

         Sample Itinerary I

         Sample Itinerary II



Galapagos Map










Welcome, Everyone


 Greetings! - Great Wilderness continues to work on biodiversity preservation in both Ecuador and Venezuela. We are succeeding in our mission to "Help People Help Nature."

 Please consider donating to Great Wilderness. It is easy to go to our website and donate. Thanks in advance for any help you can give to our organization.

 Volunteer and Internship Program

Our goal is to support, strengthen and enhance our partners conservation program by sending individuals interested in working and supporting the protection of Ecuador and Venezuela native forest and ecosystems. (Read more)


The Parrotlet Project


Do Parrots Name Their Babies?

While studying Green-rumplet Parrolets in Venezuela, National Geographic Explorer and Great Wilderness Board member, Dr. Karl Berg, discovered an incredibly rare behavior.

The Parrolet Project (Video)

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Forest Fund

Dear Family and Friends,


Earth Day 2018 marks the celebration of a two-year partnership with Forest Fund. Forest Fund supports conservation of the Amazon rainforest in Brazil with the help of Great Wilderness and donors worldwide. Together we are turning landowners into forest protectors by providing opportunity cost payments to the landowner to keep the forest standing in one of the most ecologically important and threatened areas of the world. Read more     



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