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The UNC Center for Galapagos Studies

About the Center

To address the current challenges facing the Galapagos Islands such as population growth, resource conflict, and economic development, a collaborative partnership has been created between the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA and the Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Ecuador. The partnership is designed to foster research, education, and outreach programs in the islands, with the larger goals of advancing conservation efforts in the Galapagos and promoting better understanding of ecologically sensitive and protected areas worldwide.

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Spotlight: GALAPAGOS SCIENCE CENTER

Front entrance of the Galapagos Science Center

The new Galapagos Science Center is a state-of-the-art research facility in the Galapagos Archipelago.  This new facility, completed by UNC and our partner USFQ in 2012, will used by faculty and students from both universities to conduct research in this special and unique environment, a World Heritage Site and the birthplace of Darwin's theory of natural selection.  

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