• 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

  • 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

  • October 12, 2014

    Patrick Watkins: The first man to call Galapagos home »

    Not much is known about Patrick Watkins, save for the fact that he was marooned on the island of Floreana in 1807. For two years he lived feral, growing vegetables on a two-acre plot of land in a small valley. He became known for trading his vegetables for rum from passing ships and according to read more

    Galapagos People: Captain Porter