The Galapagos are one of the world’s last havens for wildlife -- pristine islands where giant tortoises, blue-footed boobies, and penguins live as they have for thousands of years.
But tourism and development have recently skyrocketed, destroying the home of animals and plants found nowhere else on the planet -- leaving many species on the brink of extinction.
So when a vital, 568-acre piece of land was put up for sale, local conservationists were terrified, sure it’d be razed to make way for a hotel. But then they came up with an amazing plan: buy the land themselves and create the islands’ first-ever private reserve to permanently protect the area!
But they're running out of time -- the owner will sell to the highest bidder unless they can raise nearly a million dollars in just a few weeks! That’s where we come in. A wealthy donor has promised to match what we raise dollar for dollar, so if we all chip in, we won't need weeks -- we can make this dream possible in just hours. Donate now to buy this island paradise and protect it forever: