The United States focuses on climate change and works closely with Ecuador in protecting the country’s environment

The United States focuses on climate change and works closely with Ecuador in protecting the country's environment The United States Embassy in Ecuador will support the design and implementation of a specialized unit within the State Attorney General's Office for wildlife crimes. Quito, April 22, 2021 - The United States, under the leadership of President … Continue reading The United States focuses on climate change and works closely with Ecuador in protecting the country’s environment

Ecuador receives help from the US in the fight against species trafficking

Referential image on the risks of protected species against wildlife trafficking. Photo: Pixabay April 22, 2021 6:12 PM The fight against wildlife trafficking, illegal fishing and unauthorized logging is being strengthened in the country. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced on April 22, 2020 that it will collaborate with the State Attorney … Continue reading Ecuador receives help from the US in the fight against species trafficking

A New Partnership Aims to Protect Our Fragile Oceans—Here’s How Travelers Can Help

By Jennifer FlowersApr 20, 2021 Sustainable tourism can help local economies transition from overfishing, allowing populations to bounce back. The new partnership aims to protect 7 million square miles of ocean over the next five years. Conservation International and Pew Charitable Trusts are teaming up to protect 7 million square miles of ocean. There are many … Continue reading A New Partnership Aims to Protect Our Fragile Oceans—Here’s How Travelers Can Help

A giant Galapagos tortoise sells for up to $ 60,000 on the international black market; organized crime stalks the iconic species

On March 28, authorities prevented 185 baby tortoises from leaving the islands wrapped in plastic in a suitcase. April 21, 2021 - 08:30 am An adult chelonian can cost up to $ 60,000 on the foreign black market. Photo: Archive The previous Sunday, at the request of the Prosecutor's Office, the judge who is handling the … Continue reading A giant Galapagos tortoise sells for up to $ 60,000 on the international black market; organized crime stalks the iconic species

The secret of the vampire finches of the Galapagos islands is in their saliva

April 21, 2021 00:00 Fernando Criollo Photo: Courtesy Jaime Chaves / San Francisco State University The only species of birds in the world inhabits the Galapagos that, in addition to feeding on blood, is responsible for wounding other living animals to extract the liquid. The vampire finch is a clear example of evolution on the … Continue reading The secret of the vampire finches of the Galapagos islands is in their saliva

UChicago scholar inspires students to engage with our environment

Sabina Shaikh—an economist and social scientist who studies the environment—is committed to getting University of Chicago students engaged, both with the city of Chicago and with sustainability initiatives on campus. Photo by Jason Smith In teaching and research, Sabina Shaikh reframes relationship between humans, nature Editor’s note: This story is part of ‘Meet a UChicagoan,’ … Continue reading UChicago scholar inspires students to engage with our environment

The police officer who tried to traffic in protected species awaits verdict

APRIL 19, 2021 20:01 The Prosecutor's Office adjourned the direct trial hearing against the police officer who sought to bring protected species from Galapagos to Guayaquil Tortoises are protected species in Galapagos The process against the police officer began on the morning of Sunday, April 18, 2021 in the Santa Cruz Judicial Unit, but it … Continue reading The police officer who tried to traffic in protected species awaits verdict

Scientists find Galapagos volcano could help forecast future eruptions

The Galápagos Islands have played a historic role since Charles Darwin's visit onboard the HMS Beagle in 1835. Today, a team of scientists, including from the University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, studied a large eruption in the archipelago to get new insights into how volcanoes behave and could help … Continue reading Scientists find Galapagos volcano could help forecast future eruptions

The trial hearing has begun against the police officer who attempted to transport baby tortoises to Guayaquil

PRESS RELEASE FGE No. 371-DC-2021 Santa Cruz (Galapagos), April 19, 2021 - On Sunday night, the trial hearing against the police officer involved in a crime against flora and fauna in Galapagos was adjourned by the Criminal Guarantees judge. Nixon Alejandro P. D. is accused of attempting to send 185 baby tortoises to Guayaquil on … Continue reading The trial hearing has begun against the police officer who attempted to transport baby tortoises to Guayaquil

Exploring the Self: Spotlight on Bob Ballard

With a new memoir, famed underwater archaeologist Bob Ballard aims to tell his story, look to the future, and plumb the depths of his soul Apr 19, 2021Sponsored by National Geographic Photo: Ocean Exploration Trust Famed film director James Cameron (Titanic, Avatar) considers underwater archaeologist Bob Ballard a personal inspiration and “a true exploration pioneer.” Now, … Continue reading Exploring the Self: Spotlight on Bob Ballard