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Charles Darwin Foundation


Founded in 1959, under the auspices of UNESCO and the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (previously World Conservation Union), the Charles Darwin Foundation is dedicated to the conservation of the Galapagos ecosystems.

Galapagos, Espanola Island

Darwin Foundation, and is a logistical base in the U.S. for projects and programs in the Galapagos.

The CDF, Inc. also conducts seminars, briefings, and other public education and advocacy efforts to inform the general public about conservation issues and current work being undertaken in the Galapagos. The CDF, Inc. distributes and publishes Noticias de Galapagos and The Galapagos Bulletin several times a yea. The CDF, Inc. is the headquarters for an international membership of over 8,000 "Friends of Galapagos", donors and institutions which support Galapagos conservation.

Galapagos giant tortoise

The Foundation operates the Charles Darwin Research Station to conduct scientific research and environmental education for conservation.

The Station has a team of over two hundred scientists, educators, volunteers, research students and support staff from all over the world.

The Foundation Secretary General is located in Quito, the capital of Ecuador, and maintains close contact with the government to promote Galapagos conservation throughout Ecuador

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