Blog :: Galapagos National Park


Galapagos National Park Releases Preliminary 2014 Visitor Report

The Galapagos National Park has completed an analysis of data provided by visitors who entered the protected areas of the Galapagos archipelago in 2014 and released some of the initial findings yesterday. 

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The Galapagos National Park Has a New Director

On Friday, April 10th, Ecuador's Environment Ministry announced that Galapagos National director Dr. Arturo Izurieta was being replaced by Alejandra Ordoñez.

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The Stranded Galapagos Freighter Has Been Removed

After weeks of preparation, Galapaface I was refloated and scuttled outside of the Galapagos Marine Reserve.

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IGTOA Donates $20,000 to the Charles Darwin Foundation

In 2014, IGTOA will donate a total of $65,000 to four different organizations working to protect and preserve the Galapagos Islands. The Charles Darwin Foundation, which operates the Charles Darwin Research Station, will receive $20,000 in general operating funds.

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Pacific Reef Shark Populations in Swift Decline: 5 Things You Can Do to Help

According to a study published in the April 27th edition of the journal Conservation Biology, up t

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Sharks in Galapagos Bagged, Tagged and Monitored to Aid in Future Conservation Efforts

The Galapagos National Park Service, with support from the

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Swimming with Galapagos Sea Lions: Video

Bret Love and Mary Gabbett, founders of Green Global Travel (one of

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Sea Shepherd Conservation Society Hails Plan for New Provincial Court in the Galapagos

Sea Shepherd Conservation Society (SSCS), a non-profit, marine wildli

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Scientist Find Previously Unknown Species of Shark in the Galapagos

Scientists from the California Academy of Sciences (CAS) have describe

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2012 Marks the World Heritage Convention’s 40th Anniversary

On November 16, 1972, the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) adopted the World Heritage Convention. It was an historic milestone: The treaty was a giant step forward in helping to protect and conserve those places around the planet that “through their natural beauty or cultural resonance have left an indelible mark on humanity’s collective imagination.” 

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Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria More Prevalent in Galápagos Wildlife Living Close to Humans

Reptile Magazine reported this week that land and marine iguanas —as well as giant tortoises — living next to tourist sites or human settlements on the Galápagos Islands are more likely to harbor antibiotic-resistant bacteria than those that live in more remote or protected locations. 

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‘Extinct’ Galapagos Tortoise Alive and Kicking, Researchers Say

A species of giant Galapagos tortoise thought to have been extinct since the mid-19th century may st

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Galapagos National Park Shuts Down Construction on Illegal Hotel

Galapagos National Park authorities have announced that they have p

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Fuel Surcharge for Galapagos Flights Goes into Effect on January 1, 2012

The Government of Ecuador recently announced that ticket prices for air transport in Ecuador will in

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