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Galápagos Conservancy Funds Coral Recovery Project

Coral Farm in Santa Cruz Island

Many natural events have led to habitat destruction and some species are on the verge of extinction in the Galapagos Islands over the years. Galapagos Conservancy works with the Galapagos National Park DIrectorate to improve Ecuadorian conservation efforts, and reverse the trend towards ecosystem destruction. Corals are one species that requires immediate conservation attention. Corals, […]

Fighting Avian Pox with Galápagos Conservancy

Monitoring of Avian Pox

A contagious disease could pose a grave threat to biodiversity in Galapagos Islands. Many species are at risk of extinction or decline due to the rapid spread of contagious disease such as avian Pox. Although avian pox has been around in Galapagos since 1898 when it was first introduced, much remains to be known about […]

Making it Count: Giant Tortoise Census Sheds Light on Endangered Populations

Galápagos Giant Tortoise at Cerro Azul

Galapagos Conservancy is collaborating with the Galapagos National Park Directorate, (GNPD) to undertake an ambitious project that includes the first comprehensive census of Cerro Azul Giant Tortoises populations () on Isabela Island. In a period of 10 days, 2,222 tortoises that are endemic to Cerro Azul Volcano have been marked and evaluated. Dr. Jorge Carrion […]

Injured Galápagos Animals Treated Promptly and Released

RRN staff treating a sea turtle

The Galapagos National Park Directorate provides 24-hour assistance for injured and sick wildlife in the Galapagos Islands as part of the Rapid Response Network (RRN). Galapagos Conservancy has supported this rescue network since March 2002. It promotes and supports conservation efforts on the Galapagos Islands. Dr. Jorge Carrion is the conservation director at Conservando Galapagos […]

An Ecofriendly Approach to Menstrual Education in Galápagos

Carolina Carrión in a menstrual education workshop

Many women don’t know how to manage menstruation, despite the fact that it is an integral part of every woman’s life. Carolina Carrion Cortez from Galapagos, a citizen of the Galapagos, created a program on menstrual education that focused on women’s health and conservation. Carolina’s educational program was launched on May 20,22. It is targeted […]

The Science of Breeding Tortoises

THE ORIGIN OF LIFE: Brand new state- of-the-art incubators at the Giant Tortoise Breeding Center in Santa Cruz maintain a constant temperature for fragile eggs like the one below

Galapagos Conservancy, together with Conservando Galapagos, have an important role in conserving the Archipelago. We have a partnership agreement with the Galapagos National Park Directorate to rewild all 13 species of the Galapagos Giant Totoises. We use every tool we can to speed up the breeding, incubating and hatching of tortoises. In 1965, a pioneering […]