• May 6, 2016

    Underwater travellers: the Marine Shark Sanctuary  »

    It would be a great idea to knock our heads together with their curiously-shaped heads to open our eyes to the vulnerability of scalloped hammerhead sharks and other marine beings that inhabit the ocean around Galapagos.   The population of scalloped hammerhead sharks has suffered significantly, leading to a huge decrease in numbers, mostly due to human impacts. read more

  • December 21, 2015

    The Blood Drinking Vampire Finch  »

    The Galapagos Islands are home to some famously unusual animals, but did you know that one of these famous animals is a real-life vampire? The deadly Galapagos vampire finch! The terror of the Galapagos OK, maybe the vampire finch isn’t all that deadly. The vampire finch (Geospiza difficilis septentrionalis) may have evolved a taste for read more

  • October 16, 2015

    Careers in Conservation  »

    Piedad Lincango gives us an insight into her work in Galapagos and answers your questions on how to become a scientist working in amazing places like the Galapagos Islands. Have you been inspired to work in the conservation world? Let us know in the comments down below! 0   Be the 1st to vote.

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  • July 10, 2015

    Renewable Energy and Sustainable Construction  »

    The majority of the Galapagos Islands are protected with just 3% of land reserved for farming and housing. In recent years, the area of developed land has increased due to the thriving tourist industry. This poses a problem because there is a lack of clean energy, water and construction materials on the Islands, all of read more

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  • July 2, 2015

    Drawing Galapagos Part 2  »

    My name is Matthew Isteed and I am an artist studying 3D modelling and animation at London Metropolitan University. As part of a work-placement with the Galapagos Conservation Trust (GCT), I have been creating some pieces based upon one of the Galapagos Islands’ most famous residents, the Galapagos giant tortoise. In Drawing Galapagos Part 1, read more

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