NEWS & EVENTS
San Cristóbal community celebrates Shark Day. On Saturday, July 15th, over 520 people dressed in blue to celebrate Shark Day on San Cristóbal Island, an annual event dedicated to educating the local community about the importance of protecting for these marine animals.
5th Galapagos Research and Conservation Symposium: Igniting solutions for the future of ecosystems and communities
On June 26th and 27th, 2023, in San Cristóbal, Galapagos, experts and community members gathered at the 5th Galapagos Research and Conservation Symposium.
The Galapagos Genetic Code project was created through collaboration between the Galapagos Science Center, the Universidad San Francisco de Quito, the University of Exeter in the UK, the Agency for Regulation and Control of Biosafety and Quarantine for Galapagos, and the Galapagos Conservation Trust. Project aims to catalog the biodiversity of the Galapagos Islands.
Galápagos keeps inspiring scientists to study the evolution of animal species.The ‘Scalesia Microbiome’ project is pioneering in studying the taxonomic and functional diversity of the microbial communities associated with the Scalesia genus on the Galapagos Islands.
Assessment of nursery areas for the scalloped hammerhead shark (Sphyrna lewini) across the Eastern Tropical Pacific using a stable isotopes approach
Diego Páez-Rosas, Jenifer Suarez-Moncada, Camila Arnés-Urgellés, Eduardo Espinoza, Yolani Robles, Pelayo Salinas-De-León.
When pink is a question: Comparative gross and microscopic skin structure analyses reveal the histological basis of skin colour in Galápagos pink land iguanas (Conolophus marthae)
Gregory A. Lewbart, Giuliano Colosimo, Christopher Gaudette, Tatiane T. Negrão Watanabe, Joshua Parker, Christian Sevilla, Glenn P. Gerber, Gabriele Gentile.
Endoscopy and rectal enema for fecal collection in wild sea turtles (Chelonia mydas, Eretmochelys imbricata) in a field setting
Kristina L. Kaleel, Patricia L. Secoura, Juan Pablo Muñoz-Pérez, Daniela Alarcón-Ruales, Felipe Vallejo, Cristina Miranda, Gregory A. Lewbart, Kathy Townsend, Shelly L. Vaden.
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.