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    Funeral Donation

    "Instead of flowers..."

    Saying goodbye to a loved one often means setting a sign. Flowers, wreaths, and grave decorations are such signs and express solidarity, respect, and love. They show that the deceased is remembered fondly by friends and acquaintances. However, flowers and wreaths are fleeting - a long-term sign of attachment to a cherished person can also be shown through a donation to a charitable institution.

    "In the spirit of the deceased, we ask you to support the Association Friends of the Galápagos Islands (Switzerland), account" - This note could be under the next obituary that you put in the newspaper.

    The amount that is then paid will benefit the protection and conservation of the unique nature reserve of the Galápagos Islands. Specifically, these are conservation projects for the Galápagos giant tortoises, research projects for habitat protection of mangrove finches and vermillion flycatchers, Galápagos penguins, and flightless cormorants, studies for the conservation of Galápagos marine iguana populations, and protection from hazardous marine plastic. This provides long-term habitat protection for a variety of unique creatures, preserving them for future generations. And thus, thanks to the donations in memory of the deceased person, nature lives on 'in their spirit'.