Read more about the article Endangered Galapagos Penguins Frolic In Water As Researchers Rejoice At Record High Numbers
Picture shows Galapagos penguins (Spheniscus mendiculus) on the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador, undated. The research team conducted a field trip to monitor their reproduction process, and noted an increased number of juveniles among the 31 penguins examined. Note: Private photo. (Parque Nacional Galapagos/Newsflash)

Endangered Galapagos Penguins Frolic In Water As Researchers Rejoice At Record High Numbers

These images show endangered Galapagos penguins frolicking in the water, with researchers saying that it is the first time in their 12 years of studying them that they have seen so many. https://youtu.be/mAhHy9wWd0s Parque Nacional Galapagos/Newsflash Newsflash obtained a statement from the Galapagos National Park saying: "Researchers have shown the…

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Read more about the article Iguanas Extinct For Centuries Make Comeback
Picture shows an iguana on Santiago Island, Ecuador, in an undated photo. Experts through monitoring, found new individuals of various ages, which shows that this species is reproducing successfully. (Johannes Ramirez/Newsflash)

Iguanas Extinct For Centuries Make Comeback

Iguanas extinct from a Galapagos island for generations have been reborn nearly two centuries after they were first recorded by Charles Darwin. The Galapagos land iguana had been completely wiped out on Santiago Island. https://youtu.be/ohlUgufWlTM Parque Nacional Galapagos/Newsflash Listed as vulnerable on the International Union for Conservation of Nature's (IUCN)…

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Read more about the article Critically-Endangered Birds Laying Eggs On Galapagos
A mangrove finch (Camarhynchus heliobates) in an undated photo. The bird is a part of the efforts for conservation of the mangrove finch in Puerto Ayora, Ecuador. ( Charles Darwin Foundation /Newsflash)

Critically-Endangered Birds Laying Eggs On Galapagos

These critically-endangered birds are making a comeback in the Galapagos Islands. Experts from the Charles Darwin Foundation (CDF) and the Galapagos National Park Directorate who formed part of The Mangrove Finch Project camped out in a remote region of Isabela Island for nine weeks to carry out annual conservation efforts.…

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Read more about the article Flamingoes Return To Galapagos Island After 20-Year Gap
Flamingos have been seen making the nests in Isla Rabida, in Galapagos Islands, Ecuador, July 2022. (Marvi Cordoba-PNG/Newsflash)

Flamingoes Return To Galapagos Island After 20-Year Gap

Flamingoes have returned to a Galapagos island 20 years after an invasion of rats forced them out. The return is the fruit of 12 years of painstaking efforts to eradicate rats and other invasive species from the Pacific archipelago. Experts have now recorded two nests of flamingoes on the shore…

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Read more about the article Giant Galapagos Tortoises Boost Island Veg With Their Poo, Says Study
A team of 12 people participated in the monitoring process of the Hood Island giant tortoise in the island of Santa Fe, in Galapagos Islands, Ecuador, July 2022. (Parque Nacional Galapagos/Newsflash)

Giant Galapagos Tortoises Boost Island Veg With Their Poo, Says Study

Giant tortoises reintroduced to a Galapagos island by scientists have started a cactus boom thanks to their seed-spreading poo, a new study has revealed. The 742 Hood Island giant tortoises were moved to Santa Fe island over a six-year period, says the ecological study. Now - after a week-long study…

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Read more about the article Luxury Hotel On Galapagos Isle Will Destroy Wildlife Say Experts
The organization SOS Galapagos has denounced the project, in May, 2022, on twitter. (Newsflash)

Luxury Hotel On Galapagos Isle Will Destroy Wildlife Say Experts

A plan to build a luxury tourist resort on the first Galapagos Island seen by Charles Darwin has infuriated conservationists and residents. Officials in San Cristobal Island have given a green light to the project for the 35 room resort with a spa, pool, gym and convention centre. The site…

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Read more about the article Boffins Identify New Species Of Giant Tortoise In Galapagos Islands
The species of giant tortoise that inhabits San Cristobal Island, beloved to be Chelonoidis chathamensis, was found to genetically corresponds to a different species, not yet described, which was believed to be extinct since the beginning of the 20th century. (Parque Nacional Galapagos/Newsflash)

Boffins Identify New Species Of Giant Tortoise In Galapagos Islands

Boffins have identified a new species of giant tortoise in the Galapagos Islands. The species of giant tortoise that inhabits San Cristobal Island, which is the easternmost island in the archipelago, has until now been known as Chelonoidis chathamensis. Studies carried out by Newcastle University, Yale University, the Galapagos Conservancy…

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Read more about the article Lava Flows Across Isabela Island In Galapagos After Seven Year Calm
Moment of the eruption of the volcano in Galapagos Island. (DPNG, Wilson Cabrera/Newsflash)

Lava Flows Across Isabela Island In Galapagos After Seven Year Calm

This is the moment lava flows across Isabela Island in the Galapagos after seven years of relative calm. The eruption took place at Wolf Volcano, also known as Mount Whiton, the highest peak in the Galapagos Islands, just before midnight on 6th January. https://youtu.be/BgiiUMG4Vy8 DPNG, Wilson Cabrera/Newsflash The event was…

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Read more about the article Ecuador President Announces Expansion Of Galapagos Reserve By 23,000 Square Miles At COP26
A Humpback Whale jumping from the waters in the Galapagos Islands. (Jo Anne Rosen/Newsflash )

Ecuador President Announces Expansion Of Galapagos Reserve By 23,000 Square Miles At COP26

Ecuador's president has announced the expansion of the marine protection area around the Galapagos Islands by 23,000 square miles. President Guillermo Lasso has also announced the establishment of a protected marine corridor from the Islands to Costa Rica, which had previously been used by shark finning fleets. Ecuador's president made…

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Read more about the article Snakes In The Galapagos Islands Are Cannibals Say Experts After Looking At Reptile Faeces
A Western Galapagos Racer (Pseudalsophis occidentalis) that shows cannibal behaviours ​on Fernandina Island, Galapagos Islands.

Snakes In The Galapagos Islands Are Cannibals Say Experts After Looking At Reptile Faeces

A new study that involved scientists looking at poo from snakes in the Galapagos Islands has discovered that they are cannibals that eat each other when they are stressed or hungry. The study was carried out by scientists at the New Zealand Massey University and the Galapagos National Park (PNG)…

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