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Protecting Biodiversity Hotspots

In partnership with the Galapagos National Park, students help scientists understand the ecology and migration patterns of giant tortoises, including a recently discovered subspecies in the archipelago.  

The Galapagos Islands are a spectacular natural laboratory, renowned for their endemic biodiversity.

Many of the unique species of the Galapagos are under threat of extinction. Engaging the next generation in conservation is essential, they hold the key to long-lasting conservation efforts on these incredible islands. Through firsthand experience in collaboration with the Galapagos National Park, Dr. Stephen Blake of the Max Plank Institute, and others scientists, both local and visiting students learn ecology and biology by collecting data on a keystone species. They help restore native habitat to ensure the survival of Galapagos’ wildlife and the protection of its vulnerable ecosystems. 

 

Dig Deeper: Galapagos Program Impacts

 

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"I changed my perspective about nature, and I know that with dedication we can help the environment and influence other people with our actions. This was a really great experience and I feel lucky to have been part of this group."

Christelle, local Galapagos student
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In 5 years, Galapagos Program students have monitored
661 giant tortoises