Wildlife of Galapagos

  • November 7, 2017

    The need for sustainable tourism practices in Galapagos by Ben Stockwell »

    As the birthplace of Darwin’s theory of evolution, and with one of the highest rates of endemism in the world, the argument for conserving the unique flora and fauna of the Galapagos Islands may appear to be straightforward. Putting aside the intrinsic value of nature and our moral duty to preserve it, the findings made read more

  • October 4, 2017

    Teaching ‘Evolution In A Day’ resources! »

    By Sarah Langford, GCT education writer How do you approach teaching evolution to primary school children? Do you need help in planning activities that are suitable and exciting for the young scientists in your classroom? Look no further! We have developed an innovative ‘hands on’ day of activities designed to tackle this tricky concept, ticking 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