A ton of trash was collected in the harbor of Puerto Ayora Bay
this week, through a joint effort by rangers of the Galapagos
National Park Service (GNPS), members of the Artisanal Fisheries
Cooperative COOPROPAG, volunteers and residents Puerto Ayora.
The initiative was related to the activities planned for the
celebration of World Oceans Day (June 8), and was attended by more
than 30 people, taking advantage of the favorable tide
The president of the Artisanal Fisheries Cooperative, Julian
Quimí, provided a vessel for this activity, as it is aware that
everyone needs to participate in the care of the sea.
Seeing the work of rangers and volunteers in these areas,
residents decided that they were closely concerned with the issue
and also participated in this coastal cleanup.
Abandoned appliances such as stoves, refrigerators, freezers were
found, along with several packages, including apples and bags,
containing fuel oil.