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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 […]

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

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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

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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

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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 […]