The Charles Darwin Research Station – Now Better Connected Than Ever Before!

Posted by Liza Díaz Lalova on Sep 18, 2015

Our internet connection has to make the 600-mile journey from mainland Ecuador and then get through cabling and connections that suffer from minor earth movements, salty environment, and marauding wildlife.  So we are really grateful to the incredible efforts of a team of experts from the Network Startup Resource Center (NSRC), in collaboration with the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP). Thanks to them, the CDF now has a re-wired and re-configured IT network at the Charles Darwin Research Station (CDRS), as well as improved wireless connectivity. All this work means minimized interference in the scientists’ and support ...

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Eight Mangrove Finches Returned Home

Posted by Liza Díaz Lalova on Jul 30, 2015

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In 2014, the collection of eggs from the wild and captive-rearing of mangrove finch (Camarhynchus heliobates) chicks, a critically endangered species of the famous "Darwin's finches" took place for the first time. A second season has just been completed.

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CDF Takes Part in Galapagos Symposium in San Francisco

Posted by Liza Díaz Lalova on Jun 25, 2015

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There are many characters in what is known as the Galapagos Islands, Charles Darwin, certainly was instrumental in the history of the archipelago, and inspiration for the science and conservation of unique flora and fauna. The Symposium "Galapagos 2015: Science, Conservation, and History in the 180 years since Darwin" was held in San Francisco, California with presentations by experts on research in the Galapagos Islands. The Charles Darwin Foundation was represented by Peter Kramer, Patricia Jaramillo and Birgit Fessi with presentations and details about the 51 years of work dedicated to the conservation of this archipelago.

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The Charles Darwin Foundation appoints researcher Arturo Izurieta Valery as new Executive Director

Posted by Paola Díaz on Jun 04, 2015

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The organization that has led the international effort to scientifically evaluate and preserve the unique flora and fauna of the Galapagos Islands as a key to the well-being of the local population, the Charles Darwin Foundation, today announced a change in leadership.  With this announcement, Arturo Izurieta Valery, Ph.D. begins his new role as Chief Executive Officer of the well-known conservation organization. The change heralds an increasing dedication to an international collaborative effort that seeks to create sustainability for a mission that began more than 50 years ago. 

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