Charles Darwin Research Center – Galapagos

Day 6- Santa Cruz

We had a short journey last night and most of us appreciate we didn’t get seasick. The seas have been very rough for most of our trip.

Today we go to the Charles Darwin Research Station. This area conducts research for Galapagos conservation, focusing in two major areas:

  1. Terrestrial conservation, the main issue is management of invasive species and how to restore the native biodiversity and ecosystems.
  2. Marine Conservation, the challenge for this group is help with overexploitation.

Visitors learn about natural history and issues concerning the islands. It was exciting to see this Tortoise. We visit three breeding grounds and see this successful project has had to date.


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