Galapagos Tortoises on Volcan Alcedo.
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
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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