Conservation Community Calls for Expanding the Galapagos and Cocos Marine Reserves

10 Sep 2021Emily Heber Island Conservation, Mission Blue, Turtle Island Restoration Network, along with more than 10,000 scientists and 150 organizations compel the presidents of Ecuador and Costa Rica to expand the countries marine reserves, in an open letter published in the New York Times. The Galapagos Archipelago in Ecuador and Cocos Island, Costa Rica … Continue reading Conservation Community Calls for Expanding the Galapagos and Cocos Marine Reserves

Ecuador eyes new Galapagos marine reserve to limit commercial fishing

7 September 2021Alexandra Valencia and Brian Ellsworth An Ecuadorian navy aircraft is preparing to land in San Cristobal after a fishing fleet of mostly Chinese-flagged ships was detected in an international corridor that borders the Galapagos Islands' exclusive economic zone, in San Cristobal, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador August 7, 2020. REUTERS/Santiago Arcos QUITO, Sept 7 (Reuters) … Continue reading Ecuador eyes new Galapagos marine reserve to limit commercial fishing

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

Ecuador awards the concession of the Conolophus project in Galapagos

Published: Sunday, August 29, 2021Bnamericas This Ministry of Energy and Non-Renewable Natural Resources release was published using machine translation. The Government of Ecuador, through the Ministry of Energy and Non-Renewable Natural Resources (MERNNR), awarded the Conolophus Renewable Energy Microgrid Project concession to the Gran Solar Total Eren Association . The decision was made based on the analysis of the technical and … Continue reading Ecuador awards the concession of the Conolophus project in Galapagos

Promoting Science to Girls on Galapagos

August 27th, 2021, 4:00 AM CDTBloomberg Screen capture from Bloomberg Quick Take "Promoting Science to Girls on Galapagos" "When they see female scientists and professors invited to come to teach them, they can see that these are valid alternatives too." This science club for girls in the Galapagos is hoping to encourage them to lean … Continue reading Promoting Science to Girls on Galapagos

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

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”

Galapagos, between pandemic’s onslaught and environmental restrictions

23 August 2021Elias L. Benarroch Galapagos, Ecuador, Aug 23 (EFE).- Ecuador’s Galapagos archipelago is trying to recover its main economic engine – tourism – caught as it is between the battering from the coronavirus pandemic and its own severe measures to avoid even the most minor environmental contamination. The latest blow was the detection of … Continue reading Galapagos, between pandemic’s onslaught and environmental restrictions

Opinion: Galapagos Rights

12 August 2021Irene Torresirene@octaedro.orgOpinion for El Universo In virtue of the Ecuadorian judicial limbo - which does not confound and almost does not offend - that the ombudsman has named its replacement from jail. The worrying thing is that Zaida Rovira has not been slow to use her functions to remove the provincial delegate in … Continue reading Opinion: Galapagos Rights