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.”