1. Transition at the entrance of the Charles Darwin Research Station
  2. The Charles Darwin Research Station in the 1970s and 1990s

1 °ň No.846

1970. A shrub of radiate-headed scalesia (Scalesia affinis) grew near the stone pillar at the entrance. The main building behind cannot be seen.
2 °ň No.862

1995. The shrub is no longer there. Instead, Jerusalem thorn (Parkinsonia aculetata) stands. The main administrative building is 863.
3 °ň No.874

1998. Saltbush (Cryorcarpus pyriformis) grows near the stone pillar.


1970s
No.851

1978. The sign at the entrance to the lot of the Charles Darwin Research Station shows hours open to visitors.
No.847

1970. This is a view of the library (white roof behind the road) and the main building (white roof on the right) from the dormitory in the lot. A person is carrying a carapace of giant tortoise on the right. A photograph taken in 1981 (858) showed the same arrangement except a new building was built in 1985 behind the main building, replacing one which burned down in (see 863).
No.985

1970. This is a view of the dormitory of the Research Station. A land iguana inhabited there then.

No.848

1970. The giant tortoise breeding center, where artificially hatched young tortoises are reared. The building was not present in 1964, when the inauguration of the Station took place, and was built after the inauguration. The inside of the building is shown in 1061 and 1062.

No.854

1970. An incubator using solar heat as the heat source.
No.981
No.982

1978. Land iguana breeding center.

1990s
No.861

1991. The sign at the entrance to the lot of the Charles Darwin Research Station. Roads were unpaved although a good number of vehicles were already running then.

No.866

1995. The giant tortoise breeding center (848) was converted to an exhibition hall. The exhibition panels are 867 and 878.

No.980
No.978

The outdoor field for giant tortoises is where artificially hatched young tortoises are reared. The field for adult tortoises is shown in 868 and 948,949,950,951.
No.883

The only giant tortoise that survived on Pinta Island. He is called °»Lonesome George°….
No.881

The entomology laboratory
No.882

...and natural science building are shown in 881 and 882, respectively.

No.860

photographed in 1981, shows the Van Straalen Hall newly built around 1980. A sign stands at the entrance (879). The inside exhibitions of the Hall are shown in 990 and 991.

No.884
No.888

The environmental education center of Charles Darwin Research Station in the town of Puerto Ayora.
No.872

1998. The Charles Darwin Research Station as viewed from the sea. The marine biology laboratory with white walls is on the right; the dining room with white roof is at the center; the building with white walls on the right is another marine biology laboratory; and the central administration ward with gray roof is on the left.
No.886

1995. The Beagle, a research boat of the Charles Darwin Research Station.