The natural beauty and biodiversity of the Galapagos Islands is one of a kind. After having served as an inspiration for Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution, this volcanic paradise was designated by UNESCO to be a site of Natural Heritage of Humanity. Since then, the Islands have become a living laboratory of exotic endangered species that do not exist anywhere else in the world. As a result, the conservation of this fragile ecosystem is currently one of our main priorities. However, the growing tourism industry has facilitated the arrival of invasive species to the Islands, putting native species at risk. The tourism industry has not only complicated local conservation efforts, but it has also caused indirect damages to local communities. Many rural parts of the Galapagos are often excluded from the economic and social benefits that result from the growth of the tourism industry, preventing these populations from reaching a higher quality of life.