Julio Rodríguez Stimson

Julio Rodríguez Stimson is a tri-national citizen of Ecuador, Spain and the USA who holds a B.A. in History and an MSc. in Social and Cultural Anthropology. Over the last few years he has made films for organizations in India and Greece, interned at the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and worked as a video chronicler aboard the National Geographic Islander in Galapagos.

He is very passionate about environmental conservation and particularly the role of indigenous peoples in forest conservation, after having lived with the Cofán people of the Ecuadorian Amazon rainforest. For a year, until June 2018, Julio worked as the Communications Officer of the Charles Darwin Foundation.


The Critically Endangered Mangrove Finch: A New Conservation Strategy in Galapagos

Written with the support of Francesca Cunninghame. The Mangrove Finch is a Critically Endangered species that is found only in a small mangrove forest on Isabela Island and it is currently highly...

Irenäus Eibl-Eibesfeldt’s Role in the Conservation of Galapagos

We regret to inform that on Saturday June 2nd, 2018 one of our founding members Dr. Irenäus Eibl-Eibesfeldt passed away at the age of 89 in Starnberg, Germany. He was an honorary member of our...

Invasive Parasitic Fly Attacks the Galapagos Martin

The Galapagos martin (Progne modesta) is an endemic species, which means it is only found on the archipelago. Due to its low numbers, it is categorized as an endangered species by the International...

SERC and CDF: United for Galapagos

We are very pleased to announce a new partnership between The Charles Darwin Foundation for the Galapagos Islands and the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center. A Memorandum of Understanding...

Travel with Ecoventura & Support Galapagos Conservation

Do you want to visit Galapagos and help conserve the archipelago? The Ecuadorian tour-company, Ecoventura, joined forces with the Charles Darwin Foundation (CDF) in 2017 to help preserve the...

Reducing the Threat of a Parasitic Fly on Galapagos Landbirds

On February 15, members of two multi-country working groups attended a workshop hosted by the Charles Darwin Foundation (CDF) and the Galapagos National Park Directorate (GNPD) to share updates on...

Women Working in Science and Conservation

Today we pay homage to all the women who work for science and conservation in Galapagos. All departments, including Science, Administration and Executive Management, depend on an incredible team of...

A Galapagos Youth and Her Passion for Conservation

The scholarships at the Charles Darwin Foundation help train talented students from Galapagos. Patricia Isabela Tapia, a 20-year-old Galapagos youth, is currently following her passion and studying...

New Website for Science and Conservation in Galapagos

Today, February 12th, is a very special day for the Galapagos islands, and the Charles Darwin Foundation (CDF). Not only was it Charles Darwin’s birthday in 1809, but it was also the day in which...

The Galapagos Biodiversity and Education for Sustainability Fund

As part of a launch of the new “Galapagos Biodiversity and Education for Sustainability Fund”, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed by the Ecuadorian tour-company Ecoventura with the...

Scientists Meet in Galapagos to Discuss Climate Change

The Charles Darwin Foundation (CDF), the Galapagos National Park Directorate (GNPD), and a group of local and international scientists and authorities met at the end of July 2017 on Santa Cruz...

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