The Galápagos Islands became internationally famous by British naturalist Charles Darwin’s visit in 1835. It was his observations of unusual wildlife on the island that inspired and contributed to his groundbreaking theory of evolution by natural selection.
The Charles Darwin Research Centre on the island of Santa Cruz in Ecuador’s Galápagos National Park features an active breeding centre and informative displays explaining the archipelago’s unique ecology and history. Operated by the Charles Darwin Foundation, the centre strives to preserve the diversity of the Galápagos Islands through continual conservation research and practices with over a hundred educators, research assistants and volunteers.
The Charles Darwin Research Centre ultimately promotes scientific studies and protects the indigenous vegetation and animal life of the Galápagos. Add a visit to the centre as part of your trip for an insightful and educational excursion.