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Galapagos Islands

Galapagos Islands

Charles Darwin Research Station

Located in Puerto Ayora on Santa Cruz Island in the Galapagos Islands, the Charles Darwin Research Station, is a biological research station operated by the Charles Darwin Foundation, with satellite offices on Isabela and San Cristobal islands. It objectives of the Station is to conduct scientific research and environmental education for conservation, has a team of over one hundred scientists, educators, volunteers, research students and support staff from all over the world.

Scientific research and monitoring projects are conducted at the Charles Darwin Research Station in conjunction and cooperation its chief partner, the Galapagos National Park Service, which functions as the principal government authority in charge of conservation and natural resource issues in the Galapagos.

The information from this research is given to the Galapagos National Park Service and the Ecuadorian Government to better protect and maintain this precious area. The information is also published in scientific journals, reports, and interpretive displays for visitors and becomes part of the environmental education process. The Darwin Station also works providing environmental education to communities and schools within the islands, and to tourists visiting the Galapagos Islands.

Charles Darwin Station Activities

  • Visitors Center
  • Exhibition center
  • Parenting Center
  • Turtle pens
  • Corral of land iguanas
  • History of the Charles Darwin Station

 

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