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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For the second year running, mangrove finches are born at the Charles Darwin Research Station!

Posted by Liza Díaz Lalova on Mar 17, 2015

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The Mangrove Finch project team led by the Charles Darwin Foundation (CDF) and the Ecuadorian Ministry of Environment via the Galapagos National Park Directorate (GNPD), in collaboration with San Diego Zoo Global and Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust, are once again captive rearing mangrove finches – giving this critically endangered Darwin Finch a further “head start”. 

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