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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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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