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

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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

Penn students teach Galápagos teens scuba diving techniques for community science project

1 August 2021Dana Anderson A team of Penn students, headed by Michael Weisberg, Chair of Philosophy and Co-Director of the Galápagos Education and Research Alliance, went to the Galápagos Islands to work on their respective science projects this summer. (Photo from Perry World House) This summer, Michael Weisberg, Chair of Philosophy and Co-Director of the Galápagos … Continue reading Penn students teach Galápagos teens scuba diving techniques for community science project

World Heritage Committee Update on State of Conservation of the Galapagos Islands

https://www.instagram.com/p/CR2o-y5LRwt/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link Extended 44th session of the World Heritage CommitteeFuzhou (China) | 16-31 July 2021 Examination of the State of conservation of World Heritage properties inscribed on the World Heritage List 113.Galapagos Islands (Ecuador) (N1bis) Year of inscription on the World Heritage List 1978 Criteria (vii)(viii)(ix)(x) Year(s) of inscription on the List of World Heritage in … Continue reading World Heritage Committee Update on State of Conservation of the Galapagos Islands

Sharks: “Ravaged by fishing and lack of information”

A WWF study says that between 2012 and 2019, $1.5 billion was generated from the global shark fin trade. There are no specific figures on Ecuador but it is known that its capture and commercialization continues illegally. What is the country doing to protect the shark? Mayuri Castro · July 26, 2021 Hammerhead sharks. Photograph taken from the WWF … Continue reading Sharks: “Ravaged by fishing and lack of information”

Marine Protections in the Galápagos Benefit Nature, Ecuadorian Fishing Fleet, and Local Economy

Catch nearly doubled in the decade following the creation of the Galápagos Marine Reserve July 20, 2021By: Ashleigh Cirilla,Luis Villanueva,Susana Cárdenas & Alex HearnTopics: Ocean ConservationProjects: Galápagos Islands & Pew Bertarelli Ocean Legacy Frigates, pelicans, herons, and sea lions surround the fish market in the town of Puerto Ayora on Santa Cruz island in Galápagos Islands, Ecuador. Chris J. Ratcliffe, Getty Images for … Continue reading Marine Protections in the Galápagos Benefit Nature, Ecuadorian Fishing Fleet, and Local Economy

Human action key to antibiotic resistance in giant tortoises of Galapagos

19 July 2021Universidad Complutense de Madrid Giant Galapagos tortoises migrating. Credit: Juan Manuel Garcia The Giant Galapagos tortoises which live in contact with human farming and tourism activities, or in urbanized zones, have more bacterial resistance to antibiotics than those that live in more isolated ecosystems. This is the main conclusion of the research published … Continue reading Human action key to antibiotic resistance in giant tortoises of Galapagos

Legislative commission announces revision of the constitutional reform project to eliminate the CPCCS

July 19, 2021 2:32 PMRoger Velez Photo: Twitter / National Assembly The occasional specialized commission for the treatment of draft amendments and constitutional reforms will review what happened with the project promoted by the Democratic Institutionalization Committee, which did not have the votes to be approved by the previous Legislature.  The president of the Commission, Francisco Jiménez (Ceo), … Continue reading Legislative commission announces revision of the constitutional reform project to eliminate the CPCCS

Explained: The high seas, EEZs and the Galapagos Marine Reserve

📚 High Seas, EEZs and the Marine Reserve With SO many acronyms, it can be hard to keep up! Read more to learn about the different ocean areas and who can fish where 🎣 ➡️ High Seas High seas are open territory far from any shoreline or national jurisdiction, making them hard to monitor. Every country, whether coastal … Continue reading Explained: The high seas, EEZs and the Galapagos Marine Reserve