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New discovery gives hope for saving the critically endangered pink iguana

Pink iguana

As part of the actions of the “Galapagos Initiative” and as a result of joint expeditions between the Galapagos National Park Directorate (GNPD) and the Galapagos Conservancy, among other aspects of the natural history of the pink iguana (Conolophus marthae), we recorded, both when the nesting season occurs and the location of the nesting areas […]

Galápagos Conservancy Remains Alert to Animal Health Emergency in Ecuador

Domesticated birds in Galapagos

In Ecuador, the first case of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza H5 (HPAI) was reported in November 2022. It affected wild birds and poultry in particular. To contain this highly contagious virus, the Ecuadorian government declared the country a national emergency for 90 days. 180,000 birds were killed. As part of efforts to stop the spread […]

Galápagos Conservancy’s Rewilding of Giant Tortoises Recognized in New Book

Giant tortoise galapagos

The new book, “” by Millie Kerr (wildlife journalist) takes readers on an international exploration of innovative conservation initiatives led by passionate conservationists to save some of the most endangered species in the world. Millie argues strongly for “rewilding,” a radical new approach in wildlife conservation that seeks to prevent the decline of species and […]

Learning Through and About Galápagos

June 2022 Teacher's Institute

It is difficult to care and love about something you don’t know. Education for Sustainability helps students and teachers understand the Islands and the wider world. Every action we take has consequences. Understanding the environment helps us all to make better decisions, individually and collectively. Mayra Flores is a school principal on Isabela Island and […]

Intense Monitoring Secured 400 Nests of Galápagos Sea Turtles

Green Sea Turtles

Visitors to the Galapagos Islands will be amazed at the sight of majestic Green Sea Turtles (Chelonia mydas), as they glide along the archipelago’s turquoise coastline waters. Because it is the most important nesting site in the eastern Pacific, the Galapagos archipelago makes it an important location for Green Sea Turtle conservation. Sea Turtles are […]

Interview with Ecuadorian Minister of the Environment

Gustavo Manrique, Minister of the Environment

Gustavo Manrique was our guest and we discussed the current conservation priorities of the Ministry. Manrique served almost two years as Ecuador’s lead administrator for environmental issues. 1. What is the Hermandad Marine Reserve and what are its benefits? Executive Decree 319 established the Hermandad Marine Reserve. It is located on the northeastern corner of […]