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ABOUT GALAPAGOS ISLANDS

22Sep

 

Located 600 miles west of Continental Ecuador and on the Pacific Ocean, the Galapagos Islands are perhaps the most precious treasure humankind has in terms of ecological, wildlife and evolutionary studies.   This claim is validated by UNESCO’s declaration of the isles as “World Natural Heritage” and by other scientific studies.

Charles Darwin Foundation will be at The Galapagos Islands for the next 25 years

02Sep

This was stated by Secretary of Higher Education, Science, Technology and Innovation Rene Ramirez. The foundation has worked since 1959 on the islands, which has made several works. For example, they have established the Charles Darwin Research Station in Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island 1964, created a herbarium internationally recognized, which contain the world’s largest collection of plants of Galapagos.

Their mission “is to provide science that will help to conserve the environment and biodiversity of the archipelago and that enables decision-makers to work towards a truly sustainable Galápagos. We are doing this within the context of dynamic changes in the commercial, political, and social landscapes of the Galapagos Islands. It is perhaps fitting that in this bastion of evolution, the Charles Darwin Foundation continually evolves as a matter of adaptation.”