Being Uniquely Galapagueño
“The Galápagos Animal Doctors project has been in development for over a year. It aims to support the health and welfare of domesticated dogs and cats on the islands whilst managing their growing population so as to reduce the conflict with the existing endemic wildlife.”
Dr Ben Howitt, MD Pan Animalia Galapagos Foundation
As our ‘enchanted islands’ slowly and safely welcomes back tourists after a strict lockdown, we reached out to 4 Galapagos residents either during or post lockdown to understand what makes them 'Uniquely Galapagueño’. We also discuss some of the contemporary issues shaping the Galapagos Islands and tourism here and globally in ‘the new normal’.
Week 3 Dr Ben Howitt – Founder Pan Animalia and Galapagos Animal Doctors –
We caught up with Dr Ben Howitt, MD of Pan Animalia Galápagos in early December 2020 in Puerto Ayora to get an update on the Galápagos Animal Doctors project.
Pan Animalia Galápagos is a local foundation which will open a veterinary clinic Puerto Ayora very soon. With the support of the Worldwide Veterinary Service, this project will support community projects, programmes, and the work of the government organisation ABG.