Data Collection for Galapagos National Park
Alexandra and Juan interned for National Geographic’s Pristine Seas program in Galápagos, Ecuador. The intershnship centered on gathering critical data from the Galapagos National Park and conducting surveys with tourists and tour operators in order to complete several key objectives of her Group Project, GeoMar. The internship provided the opportunity to attended a conference held by Pristine Seas’ EAST-GI Project in late July, where interdisciplinary researchers presented information regarding conservation and the re-zoning of the Galápagos Marine Reserve. The work completed by Juan, Alexandra and other teammates helped to inform the rezoning process of the Galápagos Marine Reserve by demonstrating the benefits of greater conservation.