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Galápagos Issues Highlighted at San Francisco Science Conference

A bronze sculpture of a Galápagos tortoise greets meeting participants at the California Academy of Sciences.

It’s been 180 years since Charles Darwin’s voyage to the Galápagos Islands and to mark the occasion, the Pacific Division of the American Academy for the Advancement of Science has made Galápagos research a centerpiece of this year’s annual meeting in San Francisco, California. Continue Reading →

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Lonesome George Readied for New York Debut (includes video)

Lonesome George in 2006

In life, he was known as “the rarest creature in the world”–Lonesome George, the last of the Pinta Island tortoises and a Galápagos conservation icon. Now, the caretakers of his remains hope that in death, George will continue to carry his message of conservation to future generations.

His preserved body will go on public display at the American Museum of Natural History in New York on September 19. Continue Reading →

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Solar Powered Boat: Galápagos Water Taxi of the Future?

Solar-powered boat designed to demonstrate clean energy.

That familiar smell of exhaust fumes from the plentiful water taxis that shuttle people around places like Puerto Ayora on Santa Cruz Island in the Galápagos could be lessened by new technology that the World Wildlife Fund and the Galapágos National Park have put on display.

It’s a solar-powered boat…(TO READ MORE, CLICK ON THE HEADLINE ABOVE.)
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Shark Attack called “Isolated Incident”

surfing galapagos

LATEST UPDATE FRIDAY, MAY 17: Edwin Naula, director of The Galápagos National Park told the Ecuadorian newspaper El Universo that a shark attack on a surfer Tuesday was what he called “an isolated incident.” Such attacks, he said, are relatively rare although not unheard of in the Galápagos waters. Continue Reading →

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