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Darwin’s Finches: Bye Bye Birdie?

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 Legacy of Lonesome George: Rescuing Tortoises from Extinction

They look invincible–with their built-in body armor and their enormous bulk. But giant tortoises, the very symbol of the Galápagos, are among the most devastated creatures on the islands.

Now, conservationists, scientists and Galápagos National Park personnel are working to bring back s0me of those tortoise populations that can still be saved. Continue Reading →

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