Conservation International & WWF—in cooperation with the Ecuadorian Ministry of the Environment, Charles Darwin Foundation, and the Galapagos National Park—conducted a vulnerability assessment for the biodiversity and related human well-being in the Galapagos beginning in September 2008. The goals of this initiative were to assess 1) the likely impacts of climate change on the marine and terrestrial ecosystems and the human communities dependent upon them, 2) the expected response of given species and ecosystems to those impacts, and 3) the actions needed to ensure the adaptability and the resilience of the biodiversity of the archipelago and the human society.

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Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment of the Galapagos Islands