The Galapagos National Park and the Charles Darwin Station
Two organizations are working together for the conservation of the Islands: Galapagos National Park (GNP), which seeks to protect and conserve the natural resources of the islands in the best condition possible and the Charles Darwin Research Station, which conducts and facilitates research in the Galapagos Islands.
Charles Darwin Foundation is dedicated to creating a new model for conservation management in the Galapagos.
The new management model focuses on ecological sustainability, social and economic long-term. It accounts for the unpredictability, complexity and dynamic interplay between the Galapagos ecosystems and incorporates them into the decision making process. In particular, it recognizes that human beings are part of the ecosystem of the Galapagos.
Under the new management model, the people of Galapagos and its activities are part of the ecosystem that scientists studying the CDRS.
Galapagos National Park annually planned control and patrol activities, which consists of day and night tours in the areas of the park inhabited islands to prevent illegal activities.
On islands with human settlements controls run tour groups who visit the sites of recreational use, adjacent to population centers, to verify compliance with regulations and standards. He keeps a daily record of all groups of tourists accompanied by guides and unguided.
To avoid the traffic of endemic flora and fauna of the archipelago, the rangers, with the Environmental Police, conducted the inspection of cargo and who transit by air, to the continent, at airports in Baltra, San Cristobal and Isabela.
The inspection is performed for 365 days a year at the airport in Baltra, San Cristobal and Isabela Island when flying.
Retained products are restricted and local consumption: canchalagua, octopus and Chur, as well as not allowed: sea sand, shells, Chur, lava stones, shells, coral, shell, pearls and native wood.
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