Scientists compiling genetic catalog of Galapagos species

26 August 2021Elias L. Benarroch Galapagos Islands, Ecuador, Aug 26 (EFE) - A group of Ecuadorian and foreign scientists is hard at work on a project to decipher the genetic catalog of the Galapagos islands by comparing “the barcodes of life” of species in the archipelago with the world gene bank and hoping to discover … Continue reading Scientists compiling genetic catalog of Galapagos species

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Ecuador eyes ferromanganese market “near the Galapagos Islands”

24 August 2021Sao PauloSteel Orbis Figure 7.41. Photo taken by China's manned submersible Jiaolong on 3 July 2013 shows iron–manganese deposits in the SCS (Huaiyang Zhou, personal communication). The Ecuadorian government is considering exploring ferromanganese near the Galapagos Islands, according to a media report by Expreso. The media report said an Ecuadorian multi-ministry committee was preparing … Continue reading Ecuador eyes ferromanganese market “near the Galapagos Islands”

Galapagos, between pandemic’s onslaught and environmental restrictions

23 August 2021Elias L. Benarroch Galapagos, Ecuador, Aug 23 (EFE).- Ecuador’s Galapagos archipelago is trying to recover its main economic engine – tourism – caught as it is between the battering from the coronavirus pandemic and its own severe measures to avoid even the most minor environmental contamination. The latest blow was the detection of … Continue reading Galapagos, between pandemic’s onslaught and environmental restrictions

Continuing Darwin’s work on Galapagos Island

By Lorena Anderson, UC MercedThursday, August 19, 2021 Professor Edwards and a giant tortoise in the Galapagos. Credit: UC Merced It has been 186 years since Charles Darwin collected the samples of the Galapagos Islands species that led to his explanation of how the diversity of life on Earth has evolved and forever changed the … Continue reading Continuing Darwin’s work on Galapagos Island

Documentary Series: ‘Eden: Untamed Planet’ Visits the Enchanted Galápagos Islands

14 August 2021 Eden: Untamed Planet: “Galápagos: Enchanted Isles”BBC America The volcanic archipelago off the Pacific coast of Ecuador was made famous by Charles Darwin and helped form his theory of evolutionary biology. The new episode “Galápagos: Enchanted Isles” visits the secluded islands to discover how they became one of the world’s most important areas … Continue reading Documentary Series: ‘Eden: Untamed Planet’ Visits the Enchanted Galápagos Islands

Opinion: Galapagos Rights

12 August 2021Irene Torresirene@octaedro.orgOpinion for El Universo In virtue of the Ecuadorian judicial limbo - which does not confound and almost does not offend - that the ombudsman has named its replacement from jail. The worrying thing is that Zaida Rovira has not been slow to use her functions to remove the provincial delegate in … Continue reading Opinion: Galapagos Rights

How Galápagos finches evade a parasitic fly

Darwin's finches or Galapagos finches. Darwin, 1845. Journal of researches into the natural history and geology of the countries visited during the voyage of H.M.S. Beagle round the world, under the Command of Capt. Fitz Roy, R.N. 2d edition. 1. (category) Geospiza magnirostris 2. (category) Geospiza fortis 3. Geospiza parvula, now (category) Camarhynchus parvulus 4. (category) Certhidea olivacea 10 August 2021Flinders University Summary: … Continue reading How Galápagos finches evade a parasitic fly

Ecuadorian Navy Monitors Fishing Fleet Approaching Galápagos

The Ecuadorian Navy mobilized an air and naval fleet to carry out surveillance and control operations near the Galápagos Marine Reserve, due to the presence of an international fishing fleet near its EEZ, in early July 2021. (Photo: Ecuadorian Armed Forces’ Joint Command) By Juan Delgado/DiálogoAugust 05, 2021 The Ecuadorian Navy mobilized an air and … Continue reading Ecuadorian Navy Monitors Fishing Fleet Approaching Galápagos

Ecuador calls an end to sea cucumber season in Galapagos

4 August 2021 Quito, Aug 4 (EFE).- The directorate of Ecuador’s Galapagos National Park (DPNG) announced Wednesday the end of the first sea cucumber fishing season in the waters of the Pacific archipelago since 2014 because the catch has reached the limit. Considered a delicacy in some Asian countries, the sea cucumber is part of … Continue reading Ecuador calls an end to sea cucumber season in Galapagos

ISLAS GALÁPAGOS: EXAMEN DEL ESTADO DE CONSERVACIÓN

ISLAS GALÁPAGOS: EXAMEN DEL ESTADO DE CONSERVACIÓN 44 ° período de sesiones del Comité del Patrimonio Mundial HISTORIA DE UN VISTAZO Año de inscripción en la Lista del Patrimonio Mundial: 1978Año (s) de inscripción en la Lista del Patrimonio Mundial en Peligro: 2007-2010Factores que afectan el estado de conservación identificados en informes anteriores >> FACTORES … Continue reading ISLAS GALÁPAGOS: EXAMEN DEL ESTADO DE CONSERVACIÓN