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Join us on our mission to safeguard Galapagos through science and conservation action.

From invasive species and climate change to habitat loss and overfishing, the Galapagos Islands face unprecedented threats. Since 1959, the Charles Darwin Foundation has been on the frontlines, tackling these challenges through scientific research and conservation action.

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As one of the most renowned planetary treasures, the Galapagos Islands have played an unrivalled role in the history of science. For more than 60 years, the research undertaken at the Charles Darwin Foundation has focused on furthering our understanding of the natural systems, their relationship with those living in the archipelago, and the intricate and delicate balance between climate, mankind, and nature.

Major research efforts have also focused on the prevention, control, and eradication of invasive species to maintain Galapagos as one of the best-conserved archipelagos in the world.

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Specimens in our Natural History Collections

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Active research and conservation programs

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Volunteers trained with us in the last 40 years

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Make a lasting impact on Galapagos by making a donation in support of our mission to safeguard the Galapagos Islands.

Become a Monthly Donor

Monthly donors have a huge impact on our work in Galapagos as their gift supports our projects in the long term, ensuring needed continuity. Become a monthly donor today.
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Adopt a species

Now, more than ever, the wildlife that inhabits the Galapagos Islands is under threat. You can support our work by adopting one of Galapagos most emblematic animal and plant species.
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Other ways to give

Whether you are an individual, a family office or a corporation, find out the many ways that you can support our vital work in the Galapagos Islands today.
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Planning a Visit?

The Galapagos Islands, a volcanic archipelago situated in the Pacific Ocean, 600 miles off the coast of Ecuador, are a sanctuary for unique wildlife and a haven for adventure seekers. Giant tortoises, marine iguanas, playful sea lions, and iconic blue-footed boobies are just a few of the iconic creatures that call these islands home.

The islands' fame stems from their role in inspiring Charles Darwin's theory of evolution, and they continue to captivate visitors with their extraordinary biodiversity and wild landscapes. A trip to the Galapagos Islands is a transformative experience that leaves a lasting impression.

Many visitors to the islands are deeply moved by the fragility of this ecosystem and become passionate conservation advocates. Learn more about the Galapagos Islands and how you can contribute to their long-term protection during your visit.

Join our team!

Whether you're a scientist, an accountant, a lawyer, an HR professional or a communicator, there's a place for you at the CDF. We offer a variety of opportunities for individuals who share our passion for science and conservation.

If you're eager to make a real difference for the planet in one of the most biodiverse locations on earth, then check out our job openings, internships and volunteering opportunities today.

Research Hub

The dataZone is a collection of applications, accesible online or inside the Charles Darwin Research Station, providing access to all the scientific information stored in several databases, product of almost 60 years of research in the Galapagos Islands.

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Protect Galapagos, Impact the World

The impact you make on this small ecosystem of enormous biodiversity is part of a larger footprint you are leaving for the world's future. Join us on our mission to safeguard one of our planet’s most important natural treasures through science and conservation action by making a donation today. Thank you for making an impact with us.