Thus, from the war of nature, from famine and death, the most exalted object which we are capable of conceiving, namely, the production of the higher animals, directly follows. There is grandeur in this view of life, with its several powers, having been originally breathed into a few forms or into one; and that, whilst this planet has gone cycling on according to the fixed law of gravity, from so simple a beginning endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful have been, and are being, evolved.
Today marks what would be Charles Darwin’s 207th birthday. We’d like to take this opportunity to celebrate this incredible human and his important scientific discoveries. May we all be inspired by his desire for truth through science and his relentless curiosity to find answers..
There is no better place to study evolution than on islands. Their isolation and defined boundaries create unique circumstances which often result in rare and unusual species. These species evolve over years to best adapt to their habitat. They may be smaller or bigger than their mainland-based relatives depending on the resources available in the environment. Islands truly are ‘laboratories’ for studying natural selection.
Darwin’s work focused on the extraordinary wildlife of the Galápagos Archipelago. These days, Galapagos’ plants and animals face a very serious threat – invasive species. Island Conservation is working with local partners to protect Galápagos’ wildlife by removing invasive species from islands in the archipelago.
- Island Restoration Set to Save Coral Reefs - October 19, 2020
- Emerging Research on Tetiaroa Atoll - October 16, 2020
- Restoring Tetiaroa Atoll from Ridge to Reef - October 16, 2020
- Press Release: Pursuing Sustainable Development for Island Communities by Removing Invasive Species - August 13, 2020
- Press Release: Advancing Drone Technology for People and the Planet - July 1, 2020
- Restoring Balance and Building Climate Resilience on Tetiaroa Atoll - June 24, 2020
- Fishing Community Strives for Healthy Oceans Surrounding Pajaros Uno Island - June 24, 2020
- The Plight of the Pink-footed Shearwater - June 24, 2020
- Monitoring Lehua Island After Dark - June 24, 2020
- Rare Endangered Albatross Takes Flight from Midway Atoll - June 19, 2020