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Galápagos Issues Highlighted at San Francisco Science Conference

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 →

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Lonesome George a hit in New York Debut

Lonesome George is a lot less lonesome these days. Betweeen now and January, the American Museum of Natural History in New York, an institution that boasts 5 million visitors a year, is playing host to the preserved body of Lonesome George, the last of the Pinta Island Galápagos tortoises. Already, he’s getting boffo reviews in the Big Apple. Continue Reading →

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Galápagos Conservation Trust Photo Contest Winners

The Galápagos Conservation Trust named a Canadian photographer, Susannah Oreskovic, overall winner of its 2014 photo competition.  Her winning entry was a breathtaking shot of the tidepools on Santiago Island. “Wow, what a stunning image!,” said Pete Oxford, professional wildlife photographer and one of the competition judges, “Not often that a landscape image wins the overall place in a photo competition – especially in a place like Galapagos!” We’ve provided a link to view all the winning photos. Continue Reading →

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Half of Santa Cruz Highlands Covered by Invasive Plants

They’re way too easy to find on the inhabited islands of the Galápagos. Raspberries, guavas, orange cestrum–introduced plants, crowding out native plant species with potentially disastrous effects to fragile island ecosystems.
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