Tag: Galapagos islands

Land Iguana Reintroduction Successful on Galapagos’ Santiago Island

Land Iguana Reintroduction Successful on Galapagos’ Santiago Island

In addition to Santiago, the Galapagos land iguana (Conolophus subcristatus) is found on Fernandina, Isabela, Santa Cruz, North Seymour, Baltra, and S [...]
Fernandina Giant Tortoise Confirmed to Be New Species

Fernandina Giant Tortoise Confirmed to Be New Species

Fern has now been confirmed, nearly four years later, as the only known living species of Chelonoidis phantastica [...]
Two Galapagos Tortoises Hatch At The UK’s Crocodiles Of The World

Two Galapagos Tortoises Hatch At The UK’s Crocodiles Of The World

Galapagos tortoises are the largest tortoise species in the world and can live more than 120 years. [...]
No Fernandina Giant Tortoises Found After Extensive Search

No Fernandina Giant Tortoises Found After Extensive Search

While the initial hope to find another Fernandina giant tortoise, a second expedition is slated for later in 2022 that will use a helicopter. [...]
15 Galapagos Tortoises Slaughtered On Isabela Island

15 Galapagos Tortoises Slaughtered On Isabela Island

The Galapagos Conservancy has reported that 15 giant Galapagos tortoises were slaughtered in the wild on Isabela Island earlier this month. According [...]
Finding The Fernandina Giant Tortoise

Finding The Fernandina Giant Tortoise

This story appeared in the May/June 2019 issue of REPTILES magazine. There I stood, boots digging into the black crust of volcanic rock, looking ou [...]
Leonardo DiCaprio’s Re:wild Non-Profit To Help Rewild Galapagos Islands

Leonardo DiCaprio’s Re:wild Non-Profit To Help Rewild Galapagos Islands

An environmental organization cofounded by Leonardo DiCaprio this week announced that it will work, in partnership with the Galápagos National Park Di [...]
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