50th Anniversary of Charles Darwin Foundation and Galapagos National Park

Bureau of Public Affairs
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
July 2, 2009

The Charles Darwin Foundation and the Galapagos National Park have completed 50 years of invaluable service to the global community. During the past half-century, these institutions and their dedicated employees have worked tirelessly to leave a better world for our children and grandchildren by protecting the unique ecosystem and natural wonders of the Galapagos Islands.

Since its creation, the Darwin Foundation has sponsored groundbreaking research on the evolutionary biology and ecology of the Galapagos that has changed our understanding of how ecosystems evolve all over the world. At the same time, both organizations have collaborated closely with the governments of Ecuador and the United States to help to promote sustainable, environmentally-friendly economic development that directly benefits the residents of the islands.

The United States has been behind these efforts from the beginning, contributing more than million to a variety of programs managed by the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Agency for International Development, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the U.S. Department of Agriculture Foreign Agricultural Service, and other U.S. Government agencies that benefit the islands. The results of our collective efforts are a testimony to what can be achieved when private research and conservation organizations, agencies representing various governments, local businesses, and educational institutions work together to achieve a goal that benefits all of us. We look forward to continued cooperation with the Charles Darwin Foundation and the Galapagos National Park, and wish them continued future success.

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About Rene

About Ecuador, Galápagos, the Hospitality & Tourism industry, Conservation and personal Tidbits from a Swiss Hôtelier working in Ecuador & Galapagos and committed to supporting and encouraging local youngsters in Education, Sports and Environmental protection via my Foundation "Nova Galápagos."
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One Response to 50th Anniversary of Charles Darwin Foundation and Galapagos National Park

  1. Jennacide says:

    I think the work that the Darwin Foundation has done over the years is inspirational,
    and the fact that it has now reached it’s 50th anniversary really is a testimony to it’s dedication.

    The discoveries that the Darwin Foundation has made and could possibly make might revolutionise the way we as a lifeform look at life.

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