Darwin’s Finches in Galápagos face possible extinction within decades, according to a new study published December 18th by the University of Utah. Mathematical simulations show that while parasitic flies are killing the finches, efforts to eradicate the flies might hold out some hope for saving the birds.
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A pair of dogs are helping to protect the fragile ecosystems of Santa Cruz Island. Continue Reading →
NASA has some spectacular new photos of Wolf Volcano on Isabela Island.
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We were saddened at last week’s news of the demise of the Galápagos tortoise “Speed,” who lived to 150 years, give or take a few. Continue Reading →
Dr. Robert Ballard’s Exploration Vessel E/V Nautilus and its Corps of Exploration are currently looking into the depths of the Galápagos Marine reserve and they’ve been sending back some fascinating video. Continue Reading →
It’s been 180 years since Charles Darwin’s voyage to the Galápagos Islands and to mark the occasion, the Pacific Division of the American Academy for the Advancement of Science has made Galápagos research a centerpiece of this year’s annual meeting in San Francisco, California. Continue Reading →
Amid all the protests over changes in the Galápagos law that would take away the old subsidies for wages in Galápagos and peg future wages to a cost-of-living index, the BBC, on its Spanish Language BBC Mundo website, actually compared costs of key items in Galápagos versus the Ecuadorian mainland. Continue Reading →
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The Galápagos National Park reported on Thursday that the world’s only colony of pink iguanas has escaped harm from the eruption of Wolf Volcano on Isabela island. Continue Reading →
Galápagos tortoises like imported food. Even if environmentalists worry about what humans are introducing to the islands. Continue Reading →
The Ecuadorian Ministry of the Environment announced that 79 tortoises bred in captivity have been repatriated to Santiago Island by Galápagos National Park rangers. Continue Reading →