Environment Minister Raúl Ledesma expressed through his Twitter account, on Thursday, January 23, 2020, that the Navy and Police discovered an illegal sea cucumber processing camp at the site known as La Lobería Grande, southeast from Isabela Island in Galapagos .
At the moment, there are two citizens arrested for the involvement of a protected species. Meanwhile, the National Prosecutor’s Office prepares the necessary steps for the flagrancy hearing.
The park rangers of the National Park of the islands cover the 145,000 km 2 of protected areas throughout the year to detect irregular situations.
Sea cucumber is a protected species within the Galapagos Marine Reserve . Its capture and commercialization is regulated and is currently closed .