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

Ines Manzano: Important and Urgent (Editorial)

It's time.  If the environment is a priority, you will find a way.  If not, you will find an excuse. Ines ManzanoUpdated 04/16/2021 10:28 PM The return of proposals supporting the use of palangre in the Galápagos are among the important and urgent concerns faced by the next administration (see point number 2 below) Dwight … Continue reading Ines Manzano: Important and Urgent (Editorial)

The Use of the Pelagic Longline or Spinel (Long Line) in the Galapagos Islands

Oceans, Coasts and Islands Working Group (OCeI)Coordinator: Arturo Izurieta Valery, PhDWith contributions from Sofia M. Green I, BScApril 2021 Since the 1980s, pelagic (oceanic) longline began to be used heavily worldwide. It is a fishing mechanism that floats and is used to fish for top-water species (such as tuna, swordfish, dorado and billfish), which are commercially … Continue reading The Use of the Pelagic Longline or Spinel (Long Line) in the Galapagos Islands

Ecuador: exchange of external debt for protection of nature in the Galapagos Islands is proposed

by Doménica Montaño on April 3, 2021 Scientists and environmentalists propose a foreign debt swap to create a new marine reserve in Galapagos, which would be three times larger than the current one and would protect both migratory routes and more endemic species.Despite the ecological benefits, various sectors oppose the initiative and say that jobs and Ecuador's … Continue reading Ecuador: exchange of external debt for protection of nature in the Galapagos Islands is proposed

University of York: “COVID waste: Archaeologists have a role to play in informing environmental policy”

Artefacts found within a Green sea turtle recovered from the Queensland coast. Credit: Dr Kathy Townsend 2021 APR 4 The 2020 COVID-19 pandemic is creating a viral archive, an archaeological record of history in the making. One aspect of this archive is increased environmental pollution, not least through discarded face-masks and gloves, collectively known as … Continue reading University of York: “COVID waste: Archaeologists have a role to play in informing environmental policy”

Volunteers collect 2.1 tons of garbage in Galapagos

A volunteer collects garbage on Isabela Island of the Galapagos archipelago on February 22, 2019 RODRIGO BUENDIA AFP / Archives First modification: 04/02/2021 - 01:10 Quito (AFP) - A campaign to clean up the Galapagos Islands collected 2.1 tons of coastal garbage in the north of the Ecuadorian archipelago, the authority in charge of the conservation of … Continue reading Volunteers collect 2.1 tons of garbage in Galapagos

Listen – “Shark Stories Podcast: China vs Galapagos”

Listen on Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/episode/1aT5BwESMr0EF9CMPbC6xi?si=133PQI5RQQaubP7GWGpXWg The world-famous protected vibrant ecosystem of the Galapagos may not be protected at all. Nicknamed the Great Wall of China, the Chinese fishing fleet that descended on the Galapagos in 2020 made news around the world, but what is it going to take to actually stop it?The fleet could be … Continue reading Listen – “Shark Stories Podcast: China vs Galapagos”

Agencia EFE: 2.1 tons of garbage collected in cleaning process in the Galapagos

On Thursday, the Ecuadorian Ministry of the Environment reported the collection of 2.1 tons of garbage in a second coastal cleaning trip of the Galapagos archipelago, in addition to the 2.5 tons collected in the first marine cleaning day carried out in February. He explained that during the week, 18 people, including park rangers, volunteers, … Continue reading Agencia EFE: 2.1 tons of garbage collected in cleaning process in the Galapagos

Ecuadorian police seize 769 processed sea cucumbers

There is a new blow to the trafficking of wild species. This time, the National Police seized a shipment of 769 sea cucumbers that were already processed and ready for sale; theseizure occurred in Puerto Ayora on Santa Cruz Island. Last Sunday, an attempt was made to smuggle baby Galapagos tortoises. https://twitter.com/PoliciaEcuador/status/1377061278594834434 https://youtu.be/Nr2gcwuKN-Q Read the … Continue reading Ecuadorian police seize 769 processed sea cucumbers