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Ernesto Vaca,

BIO Guide

Native from Guayaquil, Ernesto came in 1986 to work as a field assistant for the Project “Repopulation of land birds in the burnt area of Sierra negra volcano, Isabela island, Galápagos.

It was a matter of time for his mind and soul to become part of the islands, so in 1989 as he finished his biology career, he became a naturalist of the Galapagos National Park, and ever since he has been in touch with nature, learning about her ways and turning himself into a disciple of nature’s protection.

In the wakes that the islands produce, Ernesto has had the fortune of working as a park ranger, directing the Interpretation Center of the Park Service in San Cristóbal, a technician of Fundación Natura leading the Project “Management of solid wastes in the Galapagos”, has written a short introductory book about the Galápagos, published in internet, created and brought scouting as a social project to the islands, becoming the very first Boy Scout of the archipelago and involving dozens of children of San Cristóbal and Sta. Cruz islands into this fantastic adventure of protecting the islands throu scouting.

As well as being a naturalist, Ernesto as a firefighter has an expertise in Homeland Security, thus working as a Provincial Director of Risk Management for the Galápagos from 2011 until december 2013.

Although he is rather an experienced as a naturalist and lecturer, Ernesto sees himself as an apprentice so, he will be showing with great excitement many details as you accompany him in your explorations of the Galapagos.

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