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Galapagos Conservancy is dedicated to the long-term protection of the Galapagos Islands.
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GalapagosConservancy Aug 21
From one of our grantees, world-renowned penguin expert Dr. Dee Boersma of the University of Washington. 🐧
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GalapagosConservancy Aug 21
Happy ! Great action shot of the Galapagos red-footed booby landing on San Cristóbal Island, courtesy of Brent Wright
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ABG Aug 17
| Culminamos con la campaña de atenciones veterinarias gratuitas en la plazoleta del malecón. Con el apoyo de , se atendieron a 268 mascotas en toda la semana desde el martes 13, hasta el sábado 17 de agosto del presente año.
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GalapagosConservancy Aug 16
The critically endangered mangrove is a species with a population of <100. We support repopulation efforts and research to control the invasive “Philornis downsi” fly, a primary threat to the finches' survival. More: Photo: F. Cunninghame
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GalapagosConservancy Aug 14
Due to a small population of only 320-350 individuals, the has adapted its breeding behavior. While other flamingos require large groups for breeding, the Galapagos flamingo can breed with just a few pairs present. Photo: C. Pitterman
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GalapagosConservancy Aug 13
Sally lightfoot contribute to the ecosystem and clean shores with wide the variety of foods they eat –– sea lion placenta and other crabs included! And marine benefit from these crabs’ tendency to eat the ticks right off their backs! Photo: C. Hemminger
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GalapagosConservancy Aug 12
Love history? The book “Galapagos Revealed” offers a human history you won’t find anywhere else. Support our efforts and satisfy your curiosity at the same time when you get a copy of this fascinating book here:
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GalapagosConservancy Aug 9
Happy Friday from the Marine Reserve! Video: R. Polatty
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GalapagosConservancy Aug 8
We support efforts in to repopulate Floreana Island with bearing genetic ancestry from the extinct Floreana giant tortoise species. In 2018, the first 67 tortoises in the breeding program hatched (& more since)! Read:
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GalapagosConservancy Aug 7
What's the best time of year to travel to ? Some prefer Dec-May for the colorful floral blooms and nesting sea . Others prefer June-Nov for the cooler temperatures and active marine life! Learn about sustainable travel to the Islands:
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GalapagosConservancy Aug 6
Did you know that sea lion mothers uses vocal cues to recognize their pups during the nursing period, when they alternate between nursing and leaving to hunt for up to several days at a time? Upon return, this process ensures a successful reunion. Photo J. Phillips
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GalapagosConservancy Aug 5
Due to threats like climate change and limited nest sites, the is the most endangered penguin species in the world—but conservation efforts we support are providing them with reliable nests to reproduce in. Read more: Photo: R Schwartz
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Parque Galápagos Aug 5
Guardaparques protegen nidos de tortugas en Galápagos Leer más ➡️
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GalapagosConservancy Aug 2
Taking flight into the weekend! The , pictured here, has a wingspan of up to 4.5 feet and is the largest apex predator in the Islands -- meaning it has no natural predators. The short-eared is the other large predator in Galapagos. Photo: L. Brady
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GalapagosConservancy Aug 1
Scalloped can be seen in large groups in the Marine Reserve. They aren't aggressive to humans; we pose a much greater threat to them and other shark species through overfishing for their fins (scalloped hammerheads are Endangered).
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GalapagosConservancy Aug 1
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GalapagosConservancy Jul 31
The white-tipped reef is a harmless species of shark that can be spotted by savvy divers and snorkelers in the Marine Reserve. Since they feed at night, they can be found 'sleeping' under rocks and in crevices during the day. Video: R. Polatty
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Parque Galápagos Jul 27
| Trabajamos, junto a voluntarios, en la limpieza de 2 mil metros de terreno en el sitio de visita El Junco, área que fue reforestada con 150 plantas de cafetillo, especie endémica de .
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GalapagosConservancy Jul 24
Floreana has experienced the highest level of species loss of any island in , including the extinction of its giant species. Project Floreana is a long-term effort to restore the species and ecosystems of Floreana--more: . Photo W. Tapia
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GalapagosConservancy Jul 23
It's ! The bony shell of a giant is covered in plates of keratin -- the same protein that makes up our hair & nails -- called "scutes". Tortoises keep a characteristic scute pattern on their shells throughout life! Photo: R. Lopriore
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