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Category: Galapagos Islands

Blue Footed Booby: Entertainment, Galapagos-Style

Blue footed booby mating dance in Galapagos

Tweet As I was reading an article written by Mark J Miller for National Geographic titled “Blue Footed Booby Threatened in the Galapagos” I was reminded of my several trips to the Islands over the years.  I always found the blue-footed booby to be one of my favorite species because of the birds’ beautiful blue […]

How to Choose the Right Ship for Your Galapagos Cruise

baby Galapagos sea lion

Tweet   The Galapagos Islands, located in the Pacific Ocean about 600 miles west of Ecuador, have become more and more popular in recent years as interest in nature and adventure travel has exploded. This small group of mid-oceanic islands, known as an archipelago, are famous for having inspired 19th Century explorer Charles Darwin’s famous […]

Galapagos Islands have had the Google Street View treatment – Wanderlust

Tweet See on Scoop.it – Wildlife Galapagos Islands have had the Google Street View treatment Wanderlust Using camera laden backpacks, the crews were able to capture many of the animals that Charles Darwin saw on his visit to the islands. International Wildlife Adventures‘s insight: If only Darwin had had a laptop… See on www.wanderlust.co.uk Tweet

Five shark species win protection against finning trade

Tweet See on Scoop.it – Wildlife Cites summit votes for strictly controlled permits to export fins of oceanic whitetip, porbeagle and three species of hammerhead (#eco #Wildlife #Illegalwildlifetrade #Wildlife #Conservation Five shark species win protection against finning… See on www.guardian.co.uk International Wildlife Adventures‘s insight: Good news for some of the most critical predators of the […]

Galapagos Tortoise Lonesome George Dies

Galapagos tortoise Lonesome George

Tweet Lonesome George, the last Galapagos tortoise of the subspecies from La Pinta Island, has died, the Charles Darwin Research Station in Puerto Ayora, Galapagos Islands reports. Galapagos National Park officials reported that Fausto Llerena, George’s keeper for 40 years, found him dead in his corral. Though he was around 100 years old, it’s common for […]