The Charles Darwin Foundation has posted a new video documenting the work to save Mangrove Finches on Isabela Island from extinction. Thanks to those efforts, the population of Mangrove Finches has increased from 60 to 75.
The Mangrove Finch is one of 14 species of “Darwin’s Finches” that only live in Galapagos. Classed as “Critically Endangered” on the International Union for the Conservation of nature Red List of Threatened Species, less than 80 Mangrove Finches remain in the entire archipelago.
The project is a joint effort of the Charles Darwin Foundation and the Ecuadorian Ministry of Environment through the Galapagos National Park Directorate, in collaboration with San Diego Zoo Global.