Galapagos Invasive Species:
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The benefits of sharing: Collaborative initiatives against invasive species

The Charles Darwin Foundation, and many donor organisations that fund research, encourage collaboration between staff from the Charles Darwin Research Station and groups working on invasive species on other oceanic islands and archipelagos. There have been a number of useful collaborative associations in which practical advice and technical information have been exchanged, often during staff exchanges and visits to field sites. Robinson Crusoe island

Researchers from Galapagos have supported work in Chile’s Juan Fernandez Islands where the Corporation Nacional Forestal, the institution that manages conservation on the islands, is confronted with issues of invasive species control similar to those in Galapagos. Similarly, two Station staff are on a panel of international experts helping the Costa Rican Sistema Nacional de Aréas de Conservación formulate plans for the eradication of rats, pigs, cats and deer from the Isla del Cocos.

Project Isabela, a collaborative program between the Galapagos National Park and the Charles Darwin Foundation for the eradicaton of goats, also colaborates closely with the Island Conservation and Ecology Group, University of California, among others. Station scientists have wide experience in island conservation, ranging from the sub-antarctic Kerguelen Archipelago to humid tropical islands like Cocos.

Source: Charles Darwin Foundation.

The vertebrates page gives more information on current work being carried out on introduced vertebrate species.

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