Galapagos: 36 species are at risk from plastic contamination

Scientists created a tool to find out how many species are at risk from plastic pollution. The computational model allows to give a quick answer on the impacts that the contamination is having and thus accelerate the decision making to solve the problem. Iguana eating a plastic bag. Photo: Getty images. Ecuador, June 16, 2021Updated on 06/16/2021 … Continue reading Galapagos: 36 species are at risk from plastic contamination

Virtual exhibition, ‘New seed of the deep Galapagos for the world,’ is inaugurated

The sample is by the plastic artist Gonzalo Philippe Degel, who has lived in Galapagos for 50 years. June 14, 2021 - 7:00 p.m. Work of the plastic artist Gonzalo Philippe Degel. Photo: Courtesy New seed of the deep Galapagos for the world is the name of the virtual exhibition that will be presented this Wednesday by … Continue reading Virtual exhibition, ‘New seed of the deep Galapagos for the world,’ is inaugurated

An ascent to El Puntudo allows you to see endemic wonders such as the pachay, but also the occasional introduced species

Paula TagleJune 6, 2021 - 06h00 Pachay (Laterallus spilonota), endemic bird of the Galapagos Islands. Photo: Paula Tagle. A dense and cool mist surrounds us that prevents us from seeing what is happening five meters from our feet; and yet, there is no reason to fear: it is Galapagos! Suddenly, Anahí exclaims: "A black rat, under the … Continue reading An ascent to El Puntudo allows you to see endemic wonders such as the pachay, but also the occasional introduced species

A sea lion surprises a CNN reporter while on air in the Galapagos Islands

By Ana María Cañizares , Gabriela Frías Posted at 17:01 ET (21:01 GMT) June 4, 2021 This Saturday is World Environment Day and Ana María Cañizares, from CNN en Español, traveled to the Galapagos Islands to see how conservation activity is reactivated after a year of pandemic. A sea lion took her by surprise when she was on the air with her report. Look at … Continue reading A sea lion surprises a CNN reporter while on air in the Galapagos Islands

Canadian Hispanic Congress Presentation – Galapagos and Darwin: Ongoing Issues and Possible Solutions

#SOSGalapagos was invited by the Canadian Hispanic Congress (@canadianhispan1) to discuss 20 years of ongoing issues in the #Galapagos and possible solutionsSee the discussion, led by founder and spokesperson Ericka Carrera (@CarreraEricka), alongside marine policy expert, Oswaldo Rosero (@rosero_oswaldo) by clicking through the link here to view via Facebook Live ⬇️ https://fb.watch/5RiZJliM5o/ https://www.facebook.com/455214838011174/videos/342221664175266 To request … Continue reading Canadian Hispanic Congress Presentation – Galapagos and Darwin: Ongoing Issues and Possible Solutions

The surprising find in Galapagos of a turtle that was believed to be extinct for more than 100 years

Alejandra MartinsBBC News WorldMay 26, 2021 The giant tortoise found on Fernandina Island. The highest priority for scientists is to find other specimens in the same place to start a captive breeding program as soon as possible. Photo: Galapagos Conservancy Scientists nicknamed her "Fernanda" and her find represents the best hope of saving her species from … Continue reading The surprising find in Galapagos of a turtle that was believed to be extinct for more than 100 years

Video: Bloomberg Quicktake – “Galapagos Targets 100% Vaccination Rate”

May 26th, 2021, 4:00 AM CDT https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oz2LxKyH6OI Will a 100% Covid-19 vaccination rate lure tourists back? That's what Ecuador is betting on as it aims to inoculate the entire adult population in the Galapagos islands to revive its tourism industry. More: https://bloom.bg/3fhNFoJ (Source: Quicktake) Ecuador is trying to get more bang for the buck from … Continue reading Video: Bloomberg Quicktake – “Galapagos Targets 100% Vaccination Rate”

Smithsonian Mag: “Iconic Natural Rock Feature in the Galápagos Islands Crumbles Into the Ocean”

The top of the Darwin’s Arch, a natural stone archway, fell as a result of natural erosion While erosion is a natural occurrence that happens over time, the Galàpagos Islands are more at risk to threats of erosion because of climate change. ( refractor via Wikicommons under CC BY 2.0) By Elizabeth GamilloSMITHSONIANMAG.COMMAY 21, 2021 Darwin’s Arch, a … Continue reading Smithsonian Mag: “Iconic Natural Rock Feature in the Galápagos Islands Crumbles Into the Ocean”

Listen: The World -“The Galápagos Islands needs tourism. Can herd immunity revive it?”

In mainland Ecuador, only 6% of people have been vaccinated so far. But officials are hoping to have all adults on its islands vaccinated by the end of this month. Click here to listen to the coverage via The World The WorldMay 19, 2021 · 12:45 PM EDTBy Manuel Rueda As a guide on the Galápagos Islands, … Continue reading Listen: The World -“The Galápagos Islands needs tourism. Can herd immunity revive it?”

Ecuador: Darwin Arch off Galapagos falls down due to erosion

Wednesday, May, 19th, 2021 - 09:44 UTC The Darwin Arch, a natural rock in the Ecuadorean Province of Galapagos, has collapsed due to “natural erosion,” the Ministry of the Environment and Water reported late on Monday. “We inform that today, May 17, the collapse of the Darwin Arch was reported, the attractive natural bridge located less than … Continue reading Ecuador: Darwin Arch off Galapagos falls down due to erosion