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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Manta Rays Galapagos

Posted by Liza Díaz Lalova on Feb 23, 2016

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Manta rays use the waters of the Galapagos Marine Reserve and are part of the underwater wildlife show of the islands; however, how do they use the Marine Reserve? Which places do they prefer? Are they migratory or not? These are some of the many questions about manta rays in Galapagos, and answering these questions is the principal goal of the project.

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Galapagos Verde 2050 Incorporates Biodegradable Cocoon Technology as Part of the Ecological Restoration of Baltra Island

Posted by Liza Díaz Lalova on Feb 18, 2016

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Galapagos Verde 2050 project works developing concrete actions to contribute to the process of restoring the ecological integrity and biodiversity of large areas in arid islands of Galapagos, for this purpose native and endemic plants of each site are used. The various actions are performed thanks to the hard work of the project team, the collaboration of multiple institutions and the use of water-saving technologies as Groasis and Cocoon, this last one incorporated during the fourth planting in Baltra whose characteristic is to be biodegradable.

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