A new sanctuary for sharks. Ecuador has announced the creation of a marine sanctuary around Galapagos Islands, protecting the world’s largest population of sharks.
A state of emergency has been put in place at the famous Galapagos Islands, a week after a cargo ship carrying hazardous materials became stranded. Fuel from the vessel has leaked into the pristine marine environment.
Darwin’s finches (also known as the Galápagos finches) are a group of about thirteen species of birds. Scientists on the Galapagos Islands, are working to boost the number of Mangrove Finches.
Experts say the introduction of foreign parasites to the islands and the increase in frequency of El Nino events, which scientists recently attributed to global warming, could push bird species in the Galapagos towards extinction.
Galapagos Giant Tortoises are now giving pandas some competition in the online world of animal webcams! Galapagos Conservancy is thrilled to offer the first “window” into the daily lives of giant tortoises at the Fausto Llerena Tortoise Center at the Galapagos National Park.
In An Unprecedented Experiment, Scientists Using Unmanned Submarines In The Waters Off The Ecuadoran Archipelago Galapagos, are Probing Whether Global Warming Is Related To El Nino.
It is endemic to Galapagos Islands and is in danger of extinction due to pollution of their habitat which is on the rocky shores, it is now being protected.
Immune systems of endangered Galapagos sea lions are in overdrive because of harmful activity by people, reveal scientists from the Zoological Society of London (ZSL). The research is published recently in the journal PLOS ONE.
Scientists from the Ecuadorian Galapagos archipelago encourage a repopulation of albatross, critically endangered species, after finding a great nesting center.
The Galapagos Islands, located 600 miles off Ecuador’s Pacific coast, are famed for the large number of species that have developed there in isolation.
Working directly with the Charles Darwin Foundation (CDF) and the Galapagos National Parks Directorate (GNPD), Google sent a team of hikers to trek the Galapagos with its Street View Trekker strapped to their backs.
The Fund for the Invasive Species Control of Galapagos (Fieg-in spanish) approved several projects for the study, control and monitoring of the animals introduced there.
Almost 40% of the pollination interactions that occur in Galapagos Islands (Ecuador) are carried out by foreign species, as demonstrated by an investigation led by the National Scientific Research Council (CSIC-in spanish).
The marine artist and conservationist announced that his Fort Lauderdale-based hotel company has partnered with two groups in the famed ecuadorian archipelago to open a brand new lodge and add his name to an existing boutique.
The ‘Enchanted Islands’ are 23 species of marine mammals and one of these is the Galapagos sea lion (Zalophus wollebaeki), which is listed as endangered species by the Red List of the International Union for the Conservation of nature.