Galapagos News


Mangrove Finch Project Thriving with Community Involvement

Following a successful 2014, The Mangrove Finch Project flies into 2015 with a successful community-focused educational trip to Isabela Island. 

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IGTOA Reaches Charles Darwin Center Fundraising Goal of $75K

IGTOA is proud to announce that the goal of raising $75K to help prevent the Charles Darwin Foundation (CDF) avoid closure due to budgetary shortfalls was reached by the January 31, 2015 deadline. 

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Galapagos Authorities Call for State of Emergency in Freighter Accident

On Saturday, authorities in Ecuador called for a state of emergency to deal with the impacts of another freighter accident. 

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Another Freighter Runs Aground in the Galapagos

A freighter carrying 1,400 tons of produce and 13,000 gallons of fuel ran aground Wednesday in Wreck (Naufragio) Bay after leaving Puerto Baquerizo Moreno on San Cristobal Island.

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Our Interview with Swen Lorenz on the Budget Crisis at the Charles Darwin Foundation

A few weeks ago, IGTOA launched an emergency "Trip Your Impact" fundraising campaign to help the Charles Darwin Foundation (CDF) weather a serious year-end budgetary shortfall. We recently had the opportunity to chat with Lorenz about what caused the budget crisis, where things stand now, and what he envisions for the future of the CDF. 

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Support IGTOA's "Triple Your Impact" Fundraising Campaign to Help Save Science and Conservation in the Galapagos

IGTOA is proud to announe that is has launched an emergency fundraising campaign on behalf of the Charles Darwin Foundation (CDF), which is facing a year-end budgetary crisis that could have a devastating impact on the organization’s efforts to preserve and protect the Galapagos Islands.

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The Charles Darwin Research Station May Soon Shut Down

Breaking News: The General Assembly of the Charles Darwin Foundation is voting today on whether to shut down the Charles Darwin Research Station. 

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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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A Fish Eating Snake is Discovered in the Galapagos

Renowed wildlife biologist Godfrey Merlin has made an extraordinary discovery -- a snake that has adapted to eat fish in the Galapagos Islands. 

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Galapagos Freighter Accident Update: Ship Still Stranded, More Equipment Arrives

Yesterday, the Galapagos National Park released a statement regarding the stranded tanker off the coast of San Cristobal. The freighter became lodged on some rocks there on Friday, May 9th.

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