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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Roger Perry

Posted by Liza Díaz Lalova on Feb 02, 2016

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Roger Perry, writer, educator, passionate conservationist and first Charles Darwin Research Station Director from 1964 to 1970 died in January 2016 at the age of 82. He was a Darwin Foundation Honorary Member since 2004. 

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History of the Meteorological Station at the Charles Darwin Research Station

Posted by Liza Díaz Lalova on Dec 30, 2015

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The Meteorological Weather Station operated by the Charles Darwin Research Station (CDRS) in Santa Cruz Island received its most recent maintenance check in October 2015. This important upkeep was carried out with the support of the Weather and Hydrology National Institute of Ecuador and with the collaboration of CDF staff member Solanda Rea, a CDF staff member with 33 years’ experience, including many years’ responsibility for the Weather Station.

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Mangrove Finch Conservation Workshop

Posted by Liza Díaz Lalova on Dec 29, 2015

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A workshop "Conservation planning for the critically endangered mangrove finch (Camarhynchus heliobates) 2016 - 2020" took place in Puerto Ayora from the 15 – 18 September 2015. Participants included international specialists who have worked with mangrove finch conservation, project partners and collaborators, institutional stakeholders and young Ecuadorian biologists.

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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 staff , who work in this incredibly remote area of the world where good internet is hard to come by.

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