Wildlife of Galapagos

  • 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

  • February 23, 2017

    The most diverse animal across the Archipelago »

    What is the first thing that comes to mind when someone mentions the Galapagos Islands? Marine iguanas, giant tortoises or even the blue-footed booby? You probably weren’t thinking of the snails? Most people wouldn’t as these little creatures are some of the least known terrestrial species in the Galapagos Islands. However the land snail population read more

    Picture of Galapagos Snail by Christine Parent ©
  • May 23, 2016

    The Galapagos food chain: What’s on the menu? »

      Humans have a huge variety of choice when it comes to choosing what food we want to eat. Supermarkets are full of varied food and products from different countries from all over the world. However, in the animal world, the daily diet is often a little bit more limited! Their diet must be based read more