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The Charles Darwin Research Station May Soon Shut Down

Breaking News: The General Assembly of the Charles Darwin Foundation is voting today on whether to shut down the Charles Darwin Research Station. 

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The Stranded Galapagos Freighter Has Been Removed

After weeks of preparation, Galapaface I was refloated and scuttled outside of the Galapagos Marine Reserve.

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A Fish Eating Snake is Discovered in the Galapagos

Renowed wildlife biologist Godfrey Merlin has made an extraordinary discovery -- a snake that has adapted to eat fish in the Galapagos Islands. 

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Galapagos Freighter Accident Update: Ship Still Stranded, More Equipment Arrives

Yesterday, the Galapagos National Park released a statement regarding the stranded tanker off the coast of San Cristobal. The freighter became lodged on some rocks there on Friday, May 9th.

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Emergency Declared in Galapagos Freighter Accident

Ecuador's Ministry of the Environment (MOE) has declared an emergency because of the stranded cargo freighter off the coast of San Cristobal. 
 
 

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Join Us for a Special Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Charles Darwin Research Station

Join IGTOA on May 12th, in Berkeley, California for a special celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Charles Darwin Research Station

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IGTOA Provides $8,000 for White-vented Storm Petrel Research and Conservation

In 2014, IGTOA will donate a total of $65,000 to four different organizations working to protect and preserve the Galapagos Islands. Friends of Galapagos New Zealand will receive $8,000 to carry out a study of the White-vented storm petrel, a little understood species which could face extinction.

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IGTOA Donates $20,000 to the Charles Darwin Foundation

In 2014, IGTOA will donate a total of $65,000 to four different organizations working to protect and preserve the Galapagos Islands. The Charles Darwin Foundation, which operates the Charles Darwin Research Station, will receive $20,000 in general operating funds.

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WildAid Receives $27,000 from IGTOA to Combat Invasive Species

In 2014, IGTOA will donate a total of $65,000 to four different organizations working to protect and preserve the Galapagos Islands. WildAid, which is spearheading a massive initiative to improve biosecurity in the Galapagos, will receive $27,000 to provide specialized training to biosecurity personnel and to fund a media campaign designed to educated visitors and Galapagos residents about the problem of invasive species.

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IGTOA Awards $10,000 to Ecology Project International to Educate and Inspire the Next Generation of Galapagos Leaders

In 2014, IGTOA will donate a total of $65,000 to four different organizations working to protect and preserve the Galapagos Islands. Ecology Project International will receive $10,000 to provide hands-on conservation training for Galapagos teens.

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