NEWS & EVENTS
Fátima L. Benítez, Carlos F. Mena, Leo Zurita-Arthos
The Galapagos Islands are a unique sanctuary for wildlife and have gone through a fluctuating process of urbanization in the three main inhabited islands.
Congratulations to Carlos A. Valle, Professor and Researcher of the Universidad San Francisco de Quito & Juan Pablo Muñoz, Administrator and Researcher of the Galapagos Science Center for the two new publications about Microlophus bivittatus (San Cristóbal Lava Lizard) diet and about Microlophus indefatigabilis (Lava Lizard) diet.
Galapagos Science Center researchers are co-authors of a new paper about the critically endangered populations of Hawksbill turtles.
The article is a new contribution to knowledge for the conservation of the critically endangered populations of this species in the eastern Pacific Ocean. Published by the Marine Ecology Progress Series.
One of the fundamental pillars of the Galapagos Science Center (GSC) is the engagement with the community of San Cristobal and Galapagos in general. The problem is focused on that, traditionally, investigation in Galapagos has been done in a way where the community is separated from the research process; and in most cases, serving only as administrative support or for logistics.
5TH GALAPAGOS RESEARCH AND CONSERVATION SYMPOSIUM
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.
World Summit on Island Sustainability
In 2022, the Galapagos Science Center (GSC) and the broader UNC & USFQ Galapagos Initiative celebrated its 10th Anniversary. The GSC hosted the World Summit on Island Sustainability on June 26–30, 2022 at the Galapagos Science Center and the Community Convention Center on San Cristobal Island.