Pajaro Galapagos-Unique animals

A small bird that inspired Charles Darwin

The Galapagos Islands apart from having an impressive natural wealth as well as its abundant fauna have many stories to tell as was the expedition that Charles Darwin made to the islands without thinking that this would mark the course of science worldwide.

Galapagos animals and plants have a very interesting peculiarity, because the geographic conditions of the area have had to adapt this inspiration to the theory of evolution by natural selection, which consists of the survival that exists between the different species of animals and plants where the best adapted will be the only ones that can survive.

In 1831 the young Charles Darwin was enriched in an expedition to an archipelago of volcanic origin that is 972 km from the Ecuadorian coast and is made up of about 19 islands of volcanic origin in its majority. Within the spectacular fauna that is found in the Galapagos Islands we found a small animal that was part of the fundamental theory of evolution was a finch which had different variations depends on the habitat where they were this related to the adaptation that may have these animals depends on the environment where it develops this was published in his work the origin of the species that was published in 1859.


With this work, Darwin has set a precedent since in that way he achieved that the theory of evolution takes force by demonstrating that species must adapt to survive in a changing environment. Darwin’s legacy is up to date and you can learn more about its history at the Charles Darwin, science station located on Santa Cruz Island.

The Galapagos Islands have a unique ecosystem that was created thanks to a constant process of evolution, conservation is the pillar of the Galapagos since it is a living laboratory that still keeps many secrets about the origins of humanity. The perfect way to get to know the archipelago is to make an expedition around the islands because each one keeps many different animals as well as unique plants.

If you are an adventurous person but also enjoy the comfort we recommend that you review the guide of the tips to choose a cruise to the Galapagos, where we give you the best recommendations for you to have an unforgettable experience. Knowing the Galapagos Islands changes your perspective of the world since the importance of conservation for the development of life has been evident.

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