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Our Interview with Swen Lorenz on the Budget Crisis at the Charles Darwin Foundation

A few weeks ago, IGTOA launched an emergency "Trip Your Impact" fundraising campaign to help the Charles Darwin Foundation (CDF) weather a serious year-end budgetary shortfall. We recently had the opportunity to chat with Lorenz about what caused the budget crisis, where things stand now, and what he envisions for the future of the CDF. 

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Support IGTOA's "Triple Your Impact" Fundraising Campaign to Help Save Science and Conservation in the Galapagos

IGTOA is proud to announe that is has launched an emergency fundraising campaign on behalf of the Charles Darwin Foundation (CDF), which is facing a year-end budgetary crisis that could have a devastating impact on the organization’s efforts to preserve and protect the Galapagos Islands.

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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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