Charles Darwin Research Station - Galapagos Islands Conservation
The Charles Darwin Research Station conducts and facilitates research in the Galápagos Islands and the Galápagos Marine Resources Reserve of Ecuador. The Darwin Station is part of the Charles Darwin Foundation for the Galápagos Islands, an international non-profit organization dedicated to scientific research in the Galápagos Islands since 1959.The Darwin Station provides:
- Information and technical assistance for the Galápagos National Park Service and other branches of the government of Ecuador.
- Support for resident and visiting scientists who work in Galápagos.
- Environmental education for island communities and schools and for the visitors that come to Galápagos each year.
- Hands-on training in science, education, and conservation for Ecuadorian university students who participate in the Darwin Station's volunteer and scholarship programs.
The Charles Darwin Foundation grew out of a project housed in the Smithsonian Institute for over twenty years, and was launched as an independent entity in late 1992 with the blessing and cooperation of the Smithsonian Institute. CDF, Inc. is responsible for raising funds to support projects in Galápagos related to the conservation mandate of the Charles Darwin Foundation, and is a logistical base in the U.S. for projects and programs in the Galápagos. The CDF, Inc. also conducts seminars, briefings, and other public education and advocacy efforts to inform the general public about conservation issues and current work being undertaken in the Galápagos.
The CDF, Inc. distributes and publishes Noticias de Galápagos and The Galápagos Bulletin several times a year to our membership. CDF, Inc. is the headquarters for an international membership of over 8,000 "Friends of Galápagos", donors and institutions which support Galápagos conservation. With an annual contribution of $25 or more, members receive the two publications listed above, membership discounts on CDF publications and merchandise, and participation in private lectures and other educational forums on Galápagos conservation. All contributions are tax-deductible.
For more information, please contact:
Johannah E. Barry, Executive Director
The Charles Darwin Foundation, Inc.
100 N. Washington St. #311
Falls Church, VA 22046