Floreana Island

Aug 27, 2018 - National Geographic Endeavour II


Floreana was the first of the Galapagos Islands to be colonized by people. Ecuador took possession of the Galapagos Islands in 1832 and established a penal colony in Floreana Island. When Darwin visited the Galapagos in 1835, the second island he landed on was Floreana.  During his stay in Floreana, Darwin met with some of the convicts and explored the high lands.

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Salvador Cazar

Naturalist

Salvador Cazar studied biology at the Universidad Nacional Del Sur, Bahía Blanca, in Argentina and at the Catholic University of Ecuador. Between 1988 and 1994, Salvador worked as a naturalist and tour leader for several national and international tour operators, leading groups of visitors across the Ecuadorian rain forest, Andean forest, and to Galápagos.

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