5th Galapagos Research and
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, on San Cristóbal Island, will host the 5th Galapagos Research and Conservation Symposium. This significant multidisciplinary event will feature scientific presentations and community-focused talks, showcasing research and initiatives related to conservation, environmental change, biodiversity and oceans, health, and community initiatives.
The main objective of the symposium is to highlight the importance of research as an important factor to inform solutions and to share national and international conservation efforts, providing a space for the exchange of research practices.
The symposium speakers are active researchers in Galapagos with extensive collaboration networks and a strong commitment to training the next generation of researchers in the archipelago. This gathering provides a unique opportunity for participants to collaborate on projects and establish new vital national and international alliances and networks to advance conservation efforts.
Furthermore, the symposium aims to promote community participation as exhibitors and audience members, showcasing their conservation-related efforts. This enables authorities to understand the needs and concerns of the local population, which can then be considered in their decision-making. Lastly, this event will educate the Galapagos community about the special and unique ecosystem they inhabit, as well as the social and public health challenges they face.
The 5th Galapagos Research and Conservation Symposium will take place on June 26th – 27th, 2023 at the Charles Darwin Convention Center on San Cristóbal Island, Galapagos. This significant annual event is organized by the Galapagos Science Center, with the sponsorship of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the Universidad San Francisco de Quito.
The Galapagos Research and Conservation Symposium was established in 2016 with the primary objective of bringing together scientists from the Galapagos National Park Directorate, the Galapagos Science Center, and the Galapagos community to foster discussion, exchange ideas, and collaborate on scientific efforts related to the conservation of vulnerable island ecosystems and populations.
To learn more, please refer to the proceedings of previous events.
Watch the videos of the previous events: