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  • August 19, 2016

    Connect with Galapagos  »

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  • August 29, 2017

    Giant Tortoises in Galapagos  »

    Giant Tortoises in Galapagos By volunteer Matthew Brace The Galapagos giant tortoise is one of the most famous species in the Archipelago. Originally, 14 subspecies inhabited the Islands and their morphological diversity was one of the inspirations for Darwin’s theory of evolution. There are now only 10 subspecies left after the last Pinta tortoise, Lonesome read more

  • July 27, 2017

    Sharks of the Galapagos Islands  »

    The Galapagos Islands are home to some of the most unique and biodiverse marine life worldwide, including many species that can be found nowhere else on Earth. Globally, there are over 400 known shark species and 32 of these have been recorded as being present in Galapagos. Sharks can be found throughout the waters surrounding read more

    Scalloped Hammerhead - Simon Pierce
  • June 30, 2017

    The critically endangered waved albatross of Galapagos  »

    This blog was kindly written by Dominic Lewisohn. Dominic has spent this week volunteering for Galapagos Conservation Trust – writing this blog, assisting with the photo competition and helping create a video. Waved albatrosses, endemic to Galapagos, have the largest wingspan of the birds in Galapagos making them one of the most majestic birds to read more

  • April 27, 2017

    Darwin’s Finches  »

    Darwin’s finches are a group of fourteen species of finch, thirteen of which are endemic to Galapagos, the other to the Cocos Islands off the coast of Costa Rica. Their name is in reference to British scientist Charles Darwin, who discovered these small birds during the voyage of the Beagle to the Galapagos Islands in read more

  • March 30, 2017

    The Gentle Giants of Galapagos  »

    The Galapagos giant tortoise is one of the most famous animals of the Islands; with the Archipelago itself being named after them (Galapágo is an old Spanish word for tortoise). Scientists believe the first tortoises arrived in Galapagos 2–3 million years ago by drifting 1,000 kilometres from the South American coast on vegetation rafts, where read more

    Tortoise by Vanessa Horwell