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Galápagos Conservancy Shines at the 10th World Conference on Ecological Restoration

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The 10th World Conference on Ecological Restoration, (SER2023), was held in the picturesque city Darwin, Australia during the last week in September. The Society for Ecological Restoration hosted this event which brought together a community of global experts including Washington Tapia representing Galapagos Conservancy. SER has led the way in ecological restoration over nearly 30 […]

Saving The Seas: A Community Effort To Conserve Marine Biodiversity

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Galapagos conservation requires the whole community to work together. Not only professionals and scientists can solve conservation issues, but also students. Galapagueno children and students are up for the challenge. Multiple projects in the Galapagos have educated and engaged the next generation conservationists over the past year. Beach pollution is a major issue that affects […]

Update: Española Giant Tortoise Repatriation

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Galapagos has a unique flora, fauna and giant tortoises which have become synonymous with the islands. The Espanola Giant Tortoise is one of the most endangered giant tortoise species in Galapagos. It was nearly extinct in the 18th-19th centuries due to the overhunting of whalers and humans. The Galapagos National Park, with the help of […]

The Race To Save Galápagos’ Endangered Species

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Galapagos has some of the most unique wildlife in the world, and it is well protected. However, their survival is under threat from a variety of human activities and environmental issues. Invasive species are one of the biggest threats to Galapagos’ wildlife. Invasive species are animals and plants that humans have accidentally or intentionally introduced […]

Ecuador’s Ambitious Ecological Restoration in Galápagos

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The Ecuadorian Government has allotted $3.4 Million for a ambitious eco-restoration project on Floreana Island. This is one of four inhabited Galapagos Archipelago islands. This initiative will reintroduce thirteen endemic species including giant tortoises, which disappeared from Floreana Island. Our Director of Conservation Dr. Jorge Carrion said, “We are proud to participate in the effort to […]

Urgent Measures being Taken in Galápagos to Combat Avian Flu and Protect Biodiversity

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Galapagos National Park Directorate took immediate action in response to the alarming discovery that marine birds were infected with avian influenza H5N1 on the Galapagos Islands. They investigated the cause of the disease and protected the unique biodiversity of the region. Three bird specimens tested positive for H5N1 avian flu, prompting immediate measures. Immediate actions […]