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 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 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

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

The hearing of the case on turtles found in a suitcase in Galapagos begins

Authorities continue to investigate the case, which was registered on the island of Baltra, in the Galapagos, during a routine check at the airport. Photo: Twitter @FiscaliaEcuador Quito, Apr 18 (EFE) - The Ministry of Environment of Ecuador reported this Sunday of the beginning of proceedings of the trial hearing of a police officer in … Continue reading The hearing of the case on turtles found in a suitcase in Galapagos begins

Galapagos to be the first immunized region in Ecuador

Quito, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) The Galapagos Islands are preparing to be the first province to be immunized against Covid-19 in Ecuador and the first archipelago to reach that goal in Latin America.According to Vice President of the Republic, Maria Alejandra Muñoz, the goal of vaccinating the entire population of the so-called enchanted islands could … Continue reading Galapagos to be the first immunized region in Ecuador

Trafficking of 185 Galapagos Tortoises, A Possible Million-Dollar Industry

PRESS RELEASEApril 17, 2021 The accused police officer, Nixon Alejandro P.D., could have a sentence reduction of up to one third of the maximum penalty (down to 2 years); moreover, the origin of the species found could not be determined due to lack of time for relevant expert opinions. The Galapagos National Park (PNG), not … Continue reading Trafficking of 185 Galapagos Tortoises, A Possible Million-Dollar Industry

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)

Lasso’s environmental plan proposes moving towards a more sustainable economy with processes which waste less

Three analysts highlight some of the initiatives of the president-elect, Guillermo Lasso, and propose how to execute them and the country's environmental priorities. April 14, 2021 - 07h02Xavier Ramosxramos@eluniverso.com President-elect Guillermo Lasso on one of his tours during the second round campaign. The government plan of president-elect Guillermo Lasso "is quite general, it focuses on the what but … Continue reading Lasso’s environmental plan proposes moving towards a more sustainable economy with processes which waste less