“It Doesn’t Fly With Us”: New campaign sees aviation industry stepping up to protect threatened wildlife

Michelle Owen19 July 2021 The ROUTES Partnership and United For Wildlife have launched a new ‘Step Up to Stop Wildlife Trafficking’ campaign and are encouraging all aviation companies that want to help to end wildlife trafficking in air transport to get involved. For International Airport Review, Michelle Owen, ROUTES’ Lead, discusses the campaign and how airports can … Continue reading “It Doesn’t Fly With Us”: New campaign sees aviation industry stepping up to protect threatened wildlife

Explained: What is transshipment?

📚 WHAT IS TRANSSHIPMENT? Swipe below ⏩ to learn more ➡️ Transshipment allows vessels to stay at sea for longer periods of time without have to dock at a port. ➡️ Landing fishing catch at port usually requires specific paperwork and greater oversight, but transshipment allows vessels to offload their catch with less scrutiny and allows an opening for IUU … Continue reading Explained: What is transshipment?

After an intense search, two fishermen found who had been shipwrecked in the Galapagos

For almost 24 hours, they were lost at sea after their boat sank in the Pinzón Island sector Yalilé LoaizaJuly 14, 2021From Quito Ecuadorian Navy personnel rescued two castaways on Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos. (Photo: courtesy Armada del Ecuador). Two fishermen were shipwrecked this Monday on Pinzón Island in the Galapagos archipelago in Ecuador. The search lasted … Continue reading After an intense search, two fishermen found who had been shipwrecked in the Galapagos

Scientists are fighting to protect a shark and turtle ‘superhighway’

Nell Lewis, CNNUpdated 0752 GMT (1552 HKT) July 13, 2021 Endangered green turtles have been found to move between the islands, as they nest in the Galapagos and forage near Cocos. (CNN) Deep in the Pacific Ocean, an underwater "superhighway" stretches roughly 700 kilometers (430 miles) between the marine reserves of Ecuador's Galapagos Islands and … Continue reading Scientists are fighting to protect a shark and turtle ‘superhighway’

The Chinese fishing fleet and boats from other countries prey on the fauna of the Galapagos: what the governments of the region can do to prevent it

The vessels stay close to the Exclusive Economic Zone of Ecuador and capture what is in their path. There are international laws that protect them, but there are also agreements that protect endangered species on the high seas Yalilé LoaizaJuly 5, 2021From Quito Aerial photograph of international vessels near Galapagos (Stock photo courtesy of the Ecuadorian … Continue reading The Chinese fishing fleet and boats from other countries prey on the fauna of the Galapagos: what the governments of the region can do to prevent it

Photography as an inspiration tool for conservation

Paula TagleJuly 4, 2021 - 08:43 Diego Bermeo (center, squatting) and his disciples in an exhibition of photographs at the Luis Noboa Naranjo Museum (Guayaquil). Photo: Andrés Morales. A spark of inspiration at an early age is all that is needed to lead a human being on creative paths and commitment to the community and the … Continue reading Photography as an inspiration tool for conservation

Galapagos: 36 species are at risk from plastic contamination

Scientists created a tool to find out how many species are at risk from plastic pollution. The computational model allows to give a quick answer on the impacts that the contamination is having and thus accelerate the decision making to solve the problem. Iguana eating a plastic bag. Photo: Getty images. Ecuador, June 16, 2021Updated on 06/16/2021 … Continue reading Galapagos: 36 species are at risk from plastic contamination

Virtual exhibition, ‘New seed of the deep Galapagos for the world,’ is inaugurated

The sample is by the plastic artist Gonzalo Philippe Degel, who has lived in Galapagos for 50 years. June 14, 2021 - 7:00 p.m. Work of the plastic artist Gonzalo Philippe Degel. Photo: Courtesy New seed of the deep Galapagos for the world is the name of the virtual exhibition that will be presented this Wednesday by … Continue reading Virtual exhibition, ‘New seed of the deep Galapagos for the world,’ is inaugurated

An ascent to El Puntudo allows you to see endemic wonders such as the pachay, but also the occasional introduced species

Paula TagleJune 6, 2021 - 06h00 Pachay (Laterallus spilonota), endemic bird of the Galapagos Islands. Photo: Paula Tagle. A dense and cool mist surrounds us that prevents us from seeing what is happening five meters from our feet; and yet, there is no reason to fear: it is Galapagos! Suddenly, Anahí exclaims: "A black rat, under the … Continue reading An ascent to El Puntudo allows you to see endemic wonders such as the pachay, but also the occasional introduced species

A sea lion surprises a CNN reporter while on air in the Galapagos Islands

By Ana María Cañizares , Gabriela Frías Posted at 17:01 ET (21:01 GMT) June 4, 2021 This Saturday is World Environment Day and Ana María Cañizares, from CNN en Español, traveled to the Galapagos Islands to see how conservation activity is reactivated after a year of pandemic. A sea lion took her by surprise when she was on the air with her report. Look at … Continue reading A sea lion surprises a CNN reporter while on air in the Galapagos Islands