Aeroregional enters Galapagos with portion of the routes that previously operated by Tame; competes with Latam and Avianca

With 34 passengers on board, this airline started with its first flight on the Quito-Guayaquil-Baltra triangular route. July 28, 2021 - 06h00Jorge Villon Reyes Aeroregional began its operations to the Galapagos Islands. Courtesy Galapagos Ecological Airport. Without Tame as a carrier on the domestic market due to its liquidation, yesterday, Aeroregional began to fill the space … Continue reading Aeroregional enters Galapagos with portion of the routes that previously operated by Tame; competes with Latam and Avianca

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”

The Great Barrier Reef actually is “in danger”

© Getty Images BY TERRY HUGHES, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR — 07/26/21 12:00 PM EDT In a triumph of politics over science, this week Australia has again avoided an “in-danger” listing for the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area, despite its continued decline.  Australia reacted angrily to the draft decision by UNESCO in late June to downgrade the status of … Continue reading The Great Barrier Reef actually is “in danger”

UNESCO Case Study: “Whether or not the Great Barrier Reef is listed as ‘in danger’ won’t alter the fact it is at risk from climate change”

The Great Barrier Reef is home to green turtles and countless other animals and corals. On Friday a committee of 21 countries will decide whether the reef is placed on Unesco’s world heritage ‘in danger’ list. Photograph: Greg Sullavan/Getty Images/iStockphoto The Australian government pushed back fiercely against Unesco’s recommendation – and the world is watching Graham … Continue reading UNESCO Case Study: “Whether or not the Great Barrier Reef is listed as ‘in danger’ won’t alter the fact it is at risk from climate change”

Galapagos fur seal found in Peru receives attention in Ecuador

The Ecuadorian Ministry of Environment, Water and Ecological Transition, reported this Tuesday that it coordinated the repatriation and transfer of a juvenile Galapagos Fur Seal (Arctocephalus galapagoensis) EFE AGENCYUpdated 07/20/2021 15:09 The veterinarian Pedro Soto, from the Valdivia Marine Park, assured that blood samples, ultrasounds and X-ray plates were taken from the specimen. COURTESY The Ecuadorian Ministry … Continue reading Galapagos fur seal found in Peru receives attention in Ecuador

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

Jack Grove: “To take care of the Galapagos, the coasts of Colombia, Panama and Costa Rica must be protected”

This was stated by the American biologist Jack Grove, who made a recent visit to Ecuador. The scientist has traveled the Galapagos Islands more than 80 times Yalilé LoaizaJuly 19, 2021From Quito Panoramic view of the Ecuadorian archipelago of the Galapagos (Photo: EFE) Jack Grove is a scientist, marine biologist, and naturalist who recently visited the … Continue reading Jack Grove: “To take care of the Galapagos, the coasts of Colombia, Panama and Costa Rica must be protected”

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

“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