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Insights From the Medium Tree Finch and Yellow Warbler in the Face of Nest Predation

insights from the medium tree finch

Galapagos is renowned worldwide for its unmatched biodiversity. However, it faces a number conservation challenges. The medium tree finch, or Camarhynchus Pauper (only found on Floreana Island), is one of the most endangered species in the archipelago. Galapagos Conservancy sponsored a study by University of Vienna that was conducted in 2022 and provided valuable insights […]

The Urgent Call To Conserve Galápagos’ Endemic Geckos

the urgent call to conserve endemic geckos

Introduced gecko species, and changes to their ecosystem, threaten the endemic Galapagos geckos. Phyllodactylus is a group of 11 endemic species that live in Galapagos. Six of these are found on inhabited islands. However, there has been surprisingly little research on the natural history, ecology and conservation of this group. [one_second] Background Three species of […]

Meet the Woman Leading Coral Reef Conservation in Galápagos

woman leading coral reef conservation

As park rangers for the Galapagos National Park Directorate, 100 women are dedicated to protecting the natural wonders of the Galapagos Islands. Jenifer Saurez, a marine biologist and 36-year old Galapaguena, is one of these environmental stewards. She works tirelessly to protect the coral reefs that surround the islands. Jenifer’s Journey Jenifer was fascinated by […]

The Galápagos Lobster: A Gem of the Archipelago and Vital Signal of Marine Health

the galapagos lobster a gem of the archipelago

Galapagos Archipelago is renowned for its incredible biodiversity. It is also home to the Galapagos Lobster, a crustacean which is not only a culinary and commercial delight but is a barometer that measures changes in the marine eco-system. The Galapagos Marine Reserve is home to a variety of invertebrates, including lobsters. Lobsters are vital for […]

Nua Ecoregalos: Sustainable Innovation in Galápagos

ecoregalos sustainable innovation in galapagos

In the heart of the Galapagos Islands, an initiative has been born that seamlessly blends style, sustainability and economy. Nua Ecoregalos, a San Cristobal artisan shop supported by Galapagos Conservancy that is a model of sustainable development and environmental preservation, is a model for sustainability. Birth of an Idea Vanessa Garcia, a local entrepreneur, and […]