Galapagos Islands

Galapagos Islands

In 2004, Animal Balance joined forces with the Galapagos National Park Service, the Municipality and the community to establish a humane animal management program to protect ALL species of the islands.

By 2008, over 80% of the cat and dog populations on Santa Cruz, San Cristobal, Isabela and Floreana had been sterilized and people were provided with the tools and information to care for the animals as pets, as well as protecting the delicate native species.

In 2014, Animal Balance and the Agencia de Regulación y Control de la Bioseguridad para Galápagos (ABG) signed a 10-year agreement to maintain this on-going program together. This program has been highly successful and today the cat and dog populations are humanely and efficiently managed. For a summary of the history of this program, please visit (link to Who we are page)

In 2017, Animal Balance agreed to conduct a 5-year community-based sterilization program for the island’s cat population. This program is being kindly funded by Alley Cat Allies.

To donate to this and other programs please click here

Watch our film #evolutionthrucompassion made in 2014 this documentary revisits the Galapagos Islands to find out how ten years of Animal Balance working with local organisations has affected the dog and cat populations of these islands.