Anuncio en el  ‘New York Times’ insta a los presidentes de Costa Rica y Ecuador a proteger a los tiburones y tortugas marinas en peligro de extinción mediante la creación de la Migravía Coco-Galápagos

Para publicación inmediata, 10 de septiembre de 2021Contacto: Mariano Castro, Turtle Island Restoration Network, mcastro@seaturtles.org WASHINGTON — Turtle Island Restoration Network (TIRN) publicó hoy una página completa en The New York Times en el que se pide a los presidentes de Costa Rica y Ecuador que protejan las especies marinas migratorias mediante la creación de la Migravía … Continue reading Anuncio en el  ‘New York Times’ insta a los presidentes de Costa Rica y Ecuador a proteger a los tiburones y tortugas marinas en peligro de extinción mediante la creación de la Migravía Coco-Galápagos

‘New York Times’ Ad Urges Costa Rica and Ecuador Presidents to Protect Endangered Sharks and Sea Turtles by Creating the Cocos-Galapagos Swimway

For Immediate Release, September 10, 2021Contact: Mariano Castro, Turtle Island Restoration Network, mcastro@seaturtles.org  ‘New York Times’ Ad Urges Costa Rica and Ecuador Presidents to Protect Endangered Sharks and Sea Turtles by Creating the Cocos-Galapagos Swimway WASHINGTON—Turtle Island Restoration Network (TIRN) placed a full-page ad in The New York Times today, calling on the presidents of Costa Rica and Ecuador to … Continue reading ‘New York Times’ Ad Urges Costa Rica and Ecuador Presidents to Protect Endangered Sharks and Sea Turtles by Creating the Cocos-Galapagos Swimway

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

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

Experts estimate endangered Galapagos pink iguana population at 211

27 August 2021 Handout photo released by the Galapagos National Park of a Galapagos pink iguana at Wolf Volcano on Isabela Island in the Galapagos archipelago, Ecuador. Scientific experts sent to the Galapagos Islands to count a critically endangered lizard species estimate there to be just 211 pink iguanas left, local authorities said Friday. Around … Continue reading Experts estimate endangered Galapagos pink iguana population at 211

Scientists compiling genetic catalog of Galapagos species

26 August 2021Elias L. Benarroch Galapagos Islands, Ecuador, Aug 26 (EFE) - A group of Ecuadorian and foreign scientists is hard at work on a project to decipher the genetic catalog of the Galapagos islands by comparing “the barcodes of life” of species in the archipelago with the world gene bank and hoping to discover … Continue reading Scientists compiling genetic catalog of Galapagos species

Ecuador eyes ferromanganese market “near the Galapagos Islands”

24 August 2021Sao PauloSteel Orbis Figure 7.41. Photo taken by China's manned submersible Jiaolong on 3 July 2013 shows iron–manganese deposits in the SCS (Huaiyang Zhou, personal communication). The Ecuadorian government is considering exploring ferromanganese near the Galapagos Islands, according to a media report by Expreso. The media report said an Ecuadorian multi-ministry committee was preparing … Continue reading Ecuador eyes ferromanganese market “near the Galapagos Islands”

Continuing Darwin’s work on Galapagos Island

By Lorena Anderson, UC MercedThursday, August 19, 2021 Professor Edwards and a giant tortoise in the Galapagos. Credit: UC Merced It has been 186 years since Charles Darwin collected the samples of the Galapagos Islands species that led to his explanation of how the diversity of life on Earth has evolved and forever changed the … Continue reading Continuing Darwin’s work on Galapagos Island

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

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