Darwin Research Station
Darwin Research Station is a primarily a center for evolutionary and
ecological research, established in 1964 and works with the Galapagos
National Park Service protecting the Galapagos Islands and Galapagos
Charles Darwin Research Station has carried
out a vast range of activities and made remarkable achievements,
from research into land and marine lives and ecology to
activities more directly related to the conservation of the
Islands' nature, including the protection and propagation of
then-endangered elephant tortoises, as well as ecological
education for the local public and worldwide information
transmission concerning the situation on the Islands.
Charles Darwin Research Station attests to harmonious coexistence
with the nature on the volcanic islands in the Pacific Ocean, while
combining scientific research on the evolution of life forms on
earth and environmental protection.
have been making a major contribution to enticing people around the
world to contemplate the evolution of life on earth.
CDRS promotes research tables and cooperative
research agreements with both national and international scientific
research institutions. The information generated by this research is
provided to decision makers of the Government of Ecuador, published
in refereed scientific journals and internal reports, and
interpreted for visitors and environmental education programs in the