30.05.2008 - Forenzelt II
14:00 Uhr bis 15:00 Uhr
Biodiversität und Artenschutz auf den Galapagosinseln
The talk gives an overview on the terrestrial and marine biodiversity of the Galapagos Island, describes the uniqueness of biogeographic and oceanographic conditions of the archipelago, explains the high species richness and endemism as a result of the geological history and strong isolation of the islands and explains the current conflict between socio-economic development and Biodiversity conservation of the Galapagos Islands. It is emphasized that Nature conservation of this World Heritage Site and Biosphere Reserve largely depends on an island society that understand limits. Resource management, biodiversity conservation and research therefore need to focus on supporting the local organizations and people realizing this vision.
Prof. Dr. Matthias Wolff (Director of Marine and Coastal Sciences, CDF) and Scientific staff of CDF and PNG
Charles Darwin Foundation (CDF) and National Park of Galapagos (PNG)
Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz
Casilla 17-1-389 Quito-Ecuador