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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 [...]
$13,000 Reward For Info Leading to Arrest And Conviction Galapagos Tortoise Killers

$13,000 Reward For Info Leading to Arrest And Conviction Galapagos Tortoise Killers

Early this month two would-be tortoise thieves attempted to steal Jasmine, a 27-year-old Galapagos tortoise from Jerry Fife, an expert on tortoises an [...]
Giant Tortoise Found In 2019 Confirmed To Be Previously “Extinct” Species

Giant Tortoise Found In 2019 Confirmed To Be Previously “Extinct” Species

A giant tortoise that was found in 2019 and thought to be an extinct species, is actually the species and is not extinct. Fern, the Fernandina giant t [...]
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 [...]
Nearly 200 Hatchling Galapagos Tortoises Seized At Galapagos Island Airport

Nearly 200 Hatchling Galapagos Tortoises Seized At Galapagos Island Airport

The Galapagos tortoise is captive bred in many countries around the world to ensure the survival of these species, yet some smugglers tried to smuggle [...]
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