Learning About Sharks in Galapagos

Posted by Liza Díaz Lalova on Aug 07, 2016

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“Galapagos needs sharks, sharks need Galapagos”. This is the main focus of the environmental education workshops that have been developed for 5th, 6th and 7th graders in all the schools of Santa Cruz and they will soon be disseminated on the islands of Floreana, San Cristobal and Isabela as part of the “Protect the Fins and the Ocean Wins” campaign that the Charles Darwin Foundation (CDF) has been developing in the last month.

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Galapagos Verde 2050 Continues Contributing to Ecological Restoration of South Plaza

Posted by Liza Díaz Lalova on Aug 02, 2016

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During May and June our team of scientists and volunteers with the collaboration of the Galapagos National Park Directorate continued the initial phase in the process of ecological restoration of South Plaza through the recuperation of the cacti population (Opuntia echios var. echios). This species not only shapes the ecosystem of the island but is the main food source for terrestrial iguanas, whose population is very abundant in South Plaza.

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Protect the Fins and the Ocean Wins!

Posted by Liza Díaz Lalova on Jun 29, 2016

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Did you know that a shark generates more than 5 million dollars in the span of its entire life in the Galapagos? Or that the Darwin and Wolf Islands host the highest shark density on the planet? These and many other interesting facts will be presented in the campaign titled “Protect the Fins and the Ocean Wins” that the Charles Darwin Foundation will publicize during the upcoming months. 

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Third Group of Captive-reared Mangrove Finch Fledglings Return to Isabela Island

Posted by Liza Díaz Lalova on Jun 21, 2016

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A team of Charles Darwin Research Station 'Mangrove Finch Project' staff carried out the successful release of 15 mangrove finch (Camarhynchus heliobates) fledglings this May. The team spent six weeks camping in the field in order to safely release the fledglings back into their native habitat, within the mangrove forest at Playa Tortuga Negra (PTN) on Isabela Island.

 

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Farewell Freda!

Posted by Liza Díaz Lalova on Jun 15, 2016

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Last week our Grants and Contracts Manager, Freda Chapman, retired. We wish Freda all the best in her new endeavors and want to thank her for all the years of hard work and dedication to the protection and conservation of Galapagos. 

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My Time at CDF

Posted by Liza Díaz Lalova on May 19, 2016

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On February 28, I arrived on Baltra Island filled with expectations and (I admit it) nervousness, but I was in Galapagos and nothing could go wrong with being here.

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"Charles Darwin" Exhibition Hall Soft Opening

Posted by Liza Díaz Lalova on Apr 14, 2016

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A year ago the Charles Darwin Foundation initiated a project to create an area within the Charles Darwin Research Station with the primary objective of showing visitors and the local community about the role that the CDF has fulfilled in the Galapagos Islands for over 50 years.

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Jorge Herrera, 30 Years With the Charles Darwin Foundation

Posted by Liza Díaz Lalova on Apr 08, 2016

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In 1986 our dear colleague Jorge Herrera became a part of the Charles Darwin Foundation staff. With the motivation to achieve a college scholarship that the Foundation could grant, Jorge accepted the position of Supplies Manager. No doubt his work was vital to the functioning of the operations of the organization and its successes.

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A New Season of Mangrove Finches Fighting for Survival

Posted by Liza Díaz Lalova on Mar 28, 2016

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For the third year running, the rarest of “Darwin's finches” is being captive-reared at the Charles Darwin Research Station. The Mangrove Finch Project team, led by the Charles Darwin Foundation and the Ministry of Environment via the Galapagos National Park Directorate, collected nests and young nestlings of the critically endangered Mangrove Finch in the wild on Isabela Island in the Galápagos Archipelago. 

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