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The Galapagos might lose some of their best researchers, and they’re blaming the gift shop

last weekHealth : The Checkup

It is the gift shop that will not keep on giving. For years, the Charles Darwin Foundation's Research Station on the Galapagos Islands off the coast of Ecuador operated a small store to help it get by in lean times -- selling mostly clothing with the foundation's logo. Show More Summary

Giant Galapagos Tortoises Back From 'Brink of Extinction'

A welcome piece of news for an endangered species: Giant tortoises' population on the Galapagos island of Española is now "very secure," researchers say. "The global population was down to just 15 tortoises by the 1960s. Now there are some 1,000 tortoises breeding on their own," says James P....

Giant tortoises gain a foothold on a Galapagos island

A population of endangered giant tortoises has recovered on the Galapagos island of Española, a finding described as “a true story of success and hope in conservation.”

On the Galapagos Islands, giant tortoises make a huge comeback

The number of Espanola giant tortoises on the Galapagos Islands dwindled down from several thousand to just 15 in 1960, but thanks to a little help from conservationists, more than 1,500 tortoises are now out in the wild. A study published...Show More Summary

An endangered giant tortoise population is finally stable, thanks to some aggressive goat eradication

2 months agoHealth : The Checkup

After dwindling to a population of only 15, the tortoises of the Galapagos island of Española have reached stable levels. A study published Tuesday in PLOS ONE reports that efforts to reintroduce the species have been successful, with some 1,000 tortoises now breeding without human help. Read full article >>

Giant tortoises gain a foothold on a Galapagos Island

A population of endangered giant tortoises, which once dwindled to just over a dozen, has recovered on the Galapagos island of Española, a finding described as "a true story of success and hope in conservation" by the lead author of a study published today (Oct. Show More Summary

Luxury in the Galapagos

2 months agoLifestyle / Travel : Travel Q

The new Pikaia Lodge in the Galapagos Islands has sweeping views of Pacific--and its own yacht for day tours.

Photo: Meet a beautiful Bahama pintail duck

This uniquely feathered duck is found in South America, the Galapagos Islands and the Caribbean.

Laos and Cambodia: Quick trip for travelers in a hurry

3 months agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Want an adventure but short on time? For travelers in a hurry, Mountain Travel Sobek has rolled out a series of trips called Express Excursions, with Laos, Nepal, the Galapagos Islands and the American Southwest among the destinatio...

Feud Erupts Between Ecuador and Galapagos Islands Over Dead Tortoise

3 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Gawker

Back in June 2012, a tortoise died. That is, in and of itself, kind of newsworthy, given that giant tortoises have a lifespan of well over 100 years; the oldest one, the un-creatively named Jonathan, is still kicking at 182. But theShow More Summary

The Eternal Afterlife of Lonesome George

by Brendan O'Connor Lonesome George, likely the most famous tortoise in the world, was the last of his kind. He was the sole remaining member of his subspecies, Chelonoidis nigra abingdonii, from the northern Galápagos island of Pinta. Show More Summary

Ecuador: Take a holiday cruise through the Galapagos Islands

If you’re looking for an adventurous way to spend the winter holidays, Vaya Adventures is offering a Dec. 23 departure for a cruise on the Beagle through the Galapagos Islands, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Come For The Galapagos National Park, Stay For The In-House Tortoise Reserve At Pikaia Lodge

3 months agoTravel / Hotels : HotelChatter

Luxury and the Galapagos Islands go together like peanut butter and jelly (it should be wrong, but it?s actually very right), so put your hands together for the opening of Pikaia Lodge on Santa Cruz island in the center of the Galapagos archipelago. Show More Summary

Galapagos invasion is global warning

A new study led by a PhD researcher at The University of Western Australia has revealed that parts of the iconic Galapagos Islands have been overrun by invasive plants from other parts of the world. "People may be shocked that a place...Show More Summary

Famed Galapagos tortoise 'Pepe the Missionary' dies

4 months agoNews : The Newsroom

Quito (AFP) - "Pepe the Missionary," a giant tortoise who rose to fame as one of the most photographed animals on Ecuador's Galapagos Islands, has died at age 60, officials said Friday. Pepe, who lived in a corral at the Galapagos National Park's Interpretation Center, died of natural causes, said the park's ecosystems director, Victor Carrion. Show More Summary

Salvage Crews Avert Disaster in the Galápagos

Mammoet Salvage helps avert environmental disaster in the Galápagos Islands Mammoet Salvage and its partner, CPT Remolcadores SA of Chile, recently responded

From the August Issue: Natural Progression

5 months agoLifestyle / Travel : RobbReport

Long overshadowed by the Galápagos Islands, the Ecuadoran mainland is finding new footing as an exclusive—and reclusive—adventure destination. The sea lions are lively today. I have just tumbled backward over the edge of a dinghy, and...Show More Summary

Natural Progression

5 months agoLifestyle / Travel : RobbReport

Long overshadowed by the Galápagos Islands, the Ecuadoran mainland is finding new footing as an exclusive—and reclusive—adventure destination. The sea lions are lively today. I have just tumbled backward over the edge of a dinghy, and...Show More Summary

Hunter Pence Saves Phillie Phanatic, Then the Giants

Hunter Pence saved the Phillie Phanatic. Then he saved the Giants. The right fielder heroically performed mouth-to-snout resuscitation on the 35-year-old mascot listed as hailing from the Galapagos Islands but rumored to come from outer space. Show More Summary

Ocean News: National Aquarium Launches Sustainable Seafood Program, Seahorses Can Growl, and More

Pacific seahorse (Hippocampus ingens) around the Galapagos Islands. (Photo: Flickr Creative Commons / Peter Liu Photography) - The National Aquarium launched a Sustainable Seafood Program earlier this week. The program will enhance seafood...Show More Summary

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