Galapagos Pink Land Iguanas on Verge of Extinction, Experts Say

3 September 2021 The Galápagos pink land iguana (Conolophus marthae). Image credit: Gabriele Gentile & Howard L. Snell, doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.2201.1.1. A critically endangered species of lizard called Conolophus marthae is in dire need of conservation action, according to researchers from Galápagos Conservancy and the Galápagos National Park Directorate. Conolophus marthae, a member of the family Iguanidae, is native to the Wolf Volcano on … Continue reading Galapagos Pink Land Iguanas on Verge of Extinction, Experts Say

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There Are Just 211 Galápagos Pink Iguanas Left, Latest Estimates Show

1 September 2021Katy Evans Despite basically being a bright pink dragon, the Galapagos Pink Iguana went undiscovered for hundreds of years. Image credit: Joshua Vela / Galapagos Conservancy There are just 211 Galápagos pink iguanas left in the world, according to a new survey. Preliminary results from the first-ever comprehensive census of the pink land … Continue reading There Are Just 211 Galápagos Pink Iguanas Left, Latest Estimates Show

Promoting Science to Girls on Galapagos

August 27th, 2021, 4:00 AM CDTBloomberg Screen capture from Bloomberg Quick Take "Promoting Science to Girls on Galapagos" "When they see female scientists and professors invited to come to teach them, they can see that these are valid alternatives too." This science club for girls in the Galapagos is hoping to encourage them to lean … Continue reading Promoting Science to Girls on Galapagos

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

“It Doesn’t Fly With Us”: New campaign sees aviation industry stepping up to protect threatened wildlife

Michelle Owen19 July 2021 The ROUTES Partnership and United For Wildlife have launched a new ‘Step Up to Stop Wildlife Trafficking’ campaign and are encouraging all aviation companies that want to help to end wildlife trafficking in air transport to get involved. For International Airport Review, Michelle Owen, ROUTES’ Lead, discusses the campaign and how airports can … Continue reading “It Doesn’t Fly With Us”: New campaign sees aviation industry stepping up to protect threatened wildlife

Explained: What is transshipment?

📚 WHAT IS TRANSSHIPMENT? Swipe below ⏩ to learn more ➡️ Transshipment allows vessels to stay at sea for longer periods of time without have to dock at a port. ➡️ Landing fishing catch at port usually requires specific paperwork and greater oversight, but transshipment allows vessels to offload their catch with less scrutiny and allows an opening for IUU … Continue reading Explained: What is transshipment?

After an intense search, two fishermen found who had been shipwrecked in the Galapagos

For almost 24 hours, they were lost at sea after their boat sank in the Pinzón Island sector Yalilé LoaizaJuly 14, 2021From Quito Ecuadorian Navy personnel rescued two castaways on Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos. (Photo: courtesy Armada del Ecuador). Two fishermen were shipwrecked this Monday on Pinzón Island in the Galapagos archipelago in Ecuador. The search lasted … Continue reading After an intense search, two fishermen found who had been shipwrecked in the Galapagos

Scientists are fighting to protect a shark and turtle ‘superhighway’

Nell Lewis, CNNUpdated 0752 GMT (1552 HKT) July 13, 2021 Endangered green turtles have been found to move between the islands, as they nest in the Galapagos and forage near Cocos. (CNN) Deep in the Pacific Ocean, an underwater "superhighway" stretches roughly 700 kilometers (430 miles) between the marine reserves of Ecuador's Galapagos Islands and … Continue reading Scientists are fighting to protect a shark and turtle ‘superhighway’

The Chinese fishing fleet and boats from other countries prey on the fauna of the Galapagos: what the governments of the region can do to prevent it

The vessels stay close to the Exclusive Economic Zone of Ecuador and capture what is in their path. There are international laws that protect them, but there are also agreements that protect endangered species on the high seas Yalilé LoaizaJuly 5, 2021From Quito Aerial photograph of international vessels near Galapagos (Stock photo courtesy of the Ecuadorian … Continue reading The Chinese fishing fleet and boats from other countries prey on the fauna of the Galapagos: what the governments of the region can do to prevent it

Photography as an inspiration tool for conservation

Paula TagleJuly 4, 2021 - 08:43 Diego Bermeo (center, squatting) and his disciples in an exhibition of photographs at the Luis Noboa Naranjo Museum (Guayaquil). Photo: Andrés Morales. A spark of inspiration at an early age is all that is needed to lead a human being on creative paths and commitment to the community and the … Continue reading Photography as an inspiration tool for conservation