As part of the 60th anniversary of the Charles Darwin Research Station, on Friday August 2nd, we were invited to present a selection of photographs about the biodiversity of the Galapagos Islands at the exhibit “Galapagos: Laboratory of Biodiversity” organized by the Socio-Environmental Policy Observatory (OPSA) of the Economics Faculty of the Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador (PUCE), the PUCE Cultural Center and the PUCE Student Federation, in Quito.
Professor Jorge Salgado of OPSA, who led this process, was the curator of the exhibit. Some of the attendees of the inauguration included the Choir of PUCE, Alfredo Carrasco, member of our Board of Directors, and members of our General Assembly. The exhibition also featured two murals painted by students Frank Cedillo and Damian Paredes. The sample was exhibited throughout the month of August.
Photographs of 15 scientists and photographers who have collaborated with the Charles Darwin Foundation over the years were exhibited: Alicia Choo, Andrés Cruz, David Acuña, Graham Edgar, Juan Carlos Moncayo, Juan Manuel García, Joshua Vela, Macarena Parra, Melanie Noboa, Nicolás Moity, Pelayo Salinas, Salome Buglass, Socrates Tomalá, Tomas Hannan and Volker Koch.
The objective of this photo exhibit was to inform and raise awareness among the community about the biodiversity of the marine and terrestrial ecosystems of the Galapagos, highlighting their complex interactions and their link with human life.