Interactive: Tracking Migratory Species from Darwin Island to Cocos Island (2018, 2021)

🟢 TRACKING MIGRATORY SPECIES 🟢 Following the recent news regarding the near-real time tracking of Cassiopeia, the female hammerhead shark, from Darwin Island to Cocos Island, check out the research findings from @crpenaherrera and @migramar in 2018. Using satelitte transmitters, researchers were able to track a hammerhead shark from Darwin Island en route to Cocos … Continue reading Interactive: Tracking Migratory Species from Darwin Island to Cocos Island (2018, 2021)

Petition: Save Our Thresher Sharks

In 2020, over 95,000 pelagic thresher sharks, an endangered species, were landed as “bycatch” on the coast of Ecuador. Like most large sharks, threshers reproduce very slowly, which makes them especially vulnerable to overfishing. By sharing this video and signing our petition (linked below), you will be playing a key role in securing stronger protection … Continue reading Petition: Save Our Thresher Sharks

El Uso del Palangre Pelágico o Espinel (long line) en las Islas Galápagos

Grupo de Trabajo Océanos, Costas e Islas (OCeI)Coordinador: Arturo Izurieta Valery, PhDCon contribuciones de Sofia M. Green I, BScAbril 2021 El palangre pelágico (oceánico) empezó a ser utilizado fuertemente en el mundo desde la década de los 80s. Es un arte de pesca que flota y es utilizado para pescar especies de altura (como atunes, … Continue reading El Uso del Palangre Pelágico o Espinel (long line) en las Islas Galápagos

#Scientific Expeditions – New species in the Galapagos seamounts

By Mongabay Latam on April 11, 2021 Although the Galapagos Marine Reserve was created in 1998, it was not until 2015 that the Nautilus vessel began exploring to characterize it. "For logistical and budget reasons, activities have almost always been focused on the land aspect since the cost of marine research is substantially higher," explains María José Barragán, director of … Continue reading #Scientific Expeditions – New species in the Galapagos seamounts

Ecuadorian specialty coffee was promoted in Canton

Thursday, April 08, 2021 - 12:51 The best of Ecuadorian specialty coffee was presented at the "Global Coffee - Specialty Coffee Cupping Introduction Meeting" , held in the city of Canton. The Ministry of Production, Foreign Trade, Investment and Fisheries, through the Commercial Office of Ecuador in Canton, was in charge of its promotion.  This event, organized by … Continue reading Ecuadorian specialty coffee was promoted in Canton

In the Galapagos Islands, sea lions are victims of longline fishing

By Franklin VegaBitácora Ambiental6 April 2021 Detail of the hook in the mouth of this sea lion. Photo of a sea lion with a hook in its mouth. The image was captured on the afternoon of Monday, April 5, on Plaza Sur island near Santa Cruz. Photo: Courtesy On the afternoon of Monday, April 5, … Continue reading In the Galapagos Islands, sea lions are victims of longline fishing

“Monstrous predation”: video records shocking foreign fishing fleet in Argentina

By MeganoticiasApril 6, 2021 The pilot and filmmaker Enrique Piñeyro made a night observation flight over the Argentine sea , in which he revealed the dozens of foreign fishing boats that prey on the country's resources. "We flew at 5,000 feet over the foreign fishing fleet that predates our seas and causes ecological disasters. They were not at mile … Continue reading “Monstrous predation”: video records shocking foreign fishing fleet in Argentina

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

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

Podcast – “Ecuador: la estrategia de vacunación en Galápagos para reactivar el tursimo”

 Por Stephan Küffner | 01 de April 18:48 Pese a la escasez de vacunas, el Gobierno de Ecuador busca inmunizar a todo el archipiélago de Galápagos para reactivar el destino turístico más importante del país. ¿Por qué se prioriza a las Galápagos y cómo avanzar la vacunación en el resto del país?, ¿Qué desafíos involucra vacunar a todos … Continue reading Podcast – “Ecuador: la estrategia de vacunación en Galápagos para reactivar el tursimo”