After several attempts to protect the surrounding waters, in March 13, 1996, the Galapagos Marine Reserve was declared with 70.000 square Km. and 1.400 Km of coast.
- In 1990 shark fishing was prohibited
- In 1992 the Galapagos was declared a "Whale's Sanctuary".
- In 1985 United Nations declared the Galapagos a "Reserve of the Biosphere"
- In 1989 CEDAM Intl. Declared the Galapagos "One of the seven underwater wonders of the world"
- In 2001 was declared "Natural Heritage"