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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The potential opening of sea cucumber fishing in Galápagos has scientists and conservationists surprised and concerned after news leaked of a July 10 agreement that would allow the collection of 500,000 of the creatures. Continue Reading →
In Galápagos, nobody’s rolling out the welcome mat for the recurring weather phenomenon known as El Niño. Continue Reading →
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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This marks the first time in 150 years that tortoises have inhabited the island. Continue Reading →
The Ministry of Environment of Ecuador and the Galápagos National Park announced in a press release that they have planned a special remembrance of Lonesome George, the last of the species of giant tortoise from Pinta Island. Continue Reading →
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 →
The mating habits of Galápagos birds are being closely watched by scientists these days and some of those researchers were eager to share their findings. Continue Reading →
The Galápagos National Park and the Ministry of the Environment of Ecuador announced on Tuesday the seizure of 10,852 sea cumbers at the San Cristóbal airport. The seizure had a total weight of 262.8 kilograms (578 pounds).
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