NEWS & EVENTS
The Galapagos Islands are unique beyond their natural components. Human populations on the islands are the most important authority in the conservation and management of this fragile place. Only 3% of the entire archipelago has been designated for settlements and agriculture.
The Galapagos Science Center and the Galapagos National Park will be collaborating to create an operative and sustainable program of wildlife veterinary and management. The GSC and the TUERI Veterinary Hospital of Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ) recently collaborated on a workshop.
Did you know that birds change their genetic structure to adapt to different habitats due to changes in the environment?
Jaime Chaves, a researcher at the Galapagos Science Center, recently conducted a study that confirmed that the genetic makeup of finches changes when they move from one habitat to another.
The workshop for the application of the (S)EICAT (Environmental Impact Classification for Alien Taxa / Socio-economic Impact Classification for Alien Taxa) standards was held to quantify the impacts of exotic species at USFQ Galapagos. 23 participants were invloved.
Fernando Lopez, Larissa R. Oliveira, Yago Beux, Amanda Kessler, Susana Cárdenas-Alayza, Patricia Majluf, Diego Páez-Rosas, Jaime Chaves, Enrique Crespo, Robert L. Brownell Jr., Alastair M.M. Baylis, Maritza Sepúlveda, Valentina Franco-Trecu, Carolina Loch, Bruce C. Robertson, Claire R. Peart, Jochen B.W. Wolf, and Sandro L. Bonatto.
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.