photo22_19-group-5Award winning Kendermanns  Dry Riesling and Kendermanns Pinot Noir were selected for more than 500 guests attending the special Galapagos Day celebration held recently at the Royal Geographical Society, London. Produced by family winery Reh Kendermann, Kendermanns has won more national and international awards than any other German wine brand.

Speaking before an audience of Galapagos Conservation Trust members and supporters, Sir David said the islands were at a tipping point: “Even though Galapagos is recognised as one of the best preserved tropical archipelagos in the world, however, due to the consequences of human intervention, many species are now threatened with extinction. With prompt and holistic action, Galapagos can provide a model of sustainability for the world; without it this natural treasure will be lost forever.”

The Charles Darwin Foundation’s director of technical assistance, Felipe Cruz, praised his country’s government for its tremendous support for Galapagos conservation: “Ecuador is the only country in the world which has given the environment constitutional rights.”

Felipe Cruz saw Galapagos as a “thermometer for the world. In the last 15-20 years I have seen dramatic changes in weather.” His greatest wish “would be for my son, Rashid (who joined his father on the stage,)” to be celebrating Galapagos Day well into the future. “

Pictured at the Galapagos Day celebrations are, left to right: Sir David Attenborough, GCT President, Andrew Marr and Felipe Cruz.

The event raised a superb £75,000 to fund conservation and included a spectacular sale of a 5th edition of On the Origin of Species, which alone raised £21,000 at auction.  Visit: www.savegalapagos.org

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