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In Search of the Endemic Rodents of Santa Cruz, Santiago, and San Cristóbal Islands

Rodent study in the wild

The Galapagos Islands’ endemic rodents have suffered among the highest rates of extinction (Clark 1984; Dowler and al. 2000). Galapagos Conservancy funds surveys to find remnant populations of native rodents. Surveys are being conducted to locate the Aegialomys galapagoensis species on San Cristobal Island, Nesoryzomys imdefessus, and Nesoryzomys Darwini on Santa Cruz Island. These species […]

Invasive Species and Climate Change Threaten Galápagos Penguins

Galapagos Penguin

The Galapagos penguin is an archipelago endemic species. It is the second-smallest penguin species. Their population is concentrated on the Archipelago’s west side, at the rocky coasts of Fernandina Islands and Isabela Islands. Galapagos Conservancy supports research on Galapagos penguins as part of its efforts to better understand this species and give us better tools […]

Galápagos Conservancy Funds Santa Cruz Waste Management Symposium

Galápagos Conservancy Director, Washington Tapia, and Santa Cruz Island Mayor, Ángel Yánez Vinueza

The Decentralized Autonomous Government of Santa Cruz organized a symposium on solid waste management technology on Friday, 28 October. Galapagos Conservancy’s Conservation Action Grants program, which aims to support local institutions in their sustainability projects, funded this event. Eighty people participated in the workshop and learned about the management and technology used by private and […]

Our Gratitude for a Celebration of Galápagos Conservation and Ecotourism

On October 14, distinguished guests, board members, supporters, friends, and board members joined us at the Ecuadorian Embassy in Washington, D.C. to show their appreciation and gratitude for all those who support Galapagos Conservancy. Galapagos Conservancy, our Ecuadorian affiliate, the Conservando Galapagos Foundation organized the event. This event reaffirmed the commitment of our support for […]

Searching for Evidence of Extinct Vermilion Flycatcher After Sightings on San Cristóbal

Vermilion Flycatcher

In 2016, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, (IUCN), declared the Vermillion Flycatcher extinct in Galapagos. However, recent reports have shown that the tiny red bird is still alive on San Cristobal Island, despite being listed. Galapagos Conservancy funded the search for this iconic species this year. Pablo Escarabay is a young Galapagos […]

Galápagos Conservancy Celebrates the ABG’s 10th Anniversary

Representatives of the Ministry of Environment, ABG and Galápagos Conservancy with snail sniffing dogs

Invasive species pose the greatest threat to the integrity and health of the Galapagos ecosystems. Invasive species can threaten the survival and health of endemic species on the Islands, as they outcompete native fauna and flora. To prevent exogenous species entering the Archipelago and protect terrestrial and aquatic habitats, it is important to support the […]