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Attention Galapagos Guides: Apply Today for our Free 'Five Star Guiding in Five Days' Course

We are pleased to announce that we are offering a free guide training course at the Charles Darwin Research Station on the island of Santa Cruz from November 18-22, 2013.

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IGTOA Donates $2300 for Emergency Pet Sterilization

IGTOA recently donated $2300 to the Galapagos Biosecurity Agency to conduct emergency pet sterilization campaigns on the islands of Isabela, Floreana, and Santa Cruz.

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Ashton Palmer Makes the “Dean’s List” of Travel Planners

IGTOA member ExpeditionTrips is proud to announce that Founder and President Ashton Palmer has been named a Condé Nast Traveler “2013 Top Travel Specialist” for Small-Ship Expeditions.

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IGTOA Featured on Green Global Travel

The popular eco-travel website Green Global Travel recently featured a story on IGTOA's efforts to support conservation and promote sustainable tourism in the Galapagos.

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Study: Human Activity Threatens Galapagos Sea Lions

A study conducted by the Zoological Society of London reveals that human influences, such as pets and pollution, are affecting the immune systems of endangered Galapagos sea lions.

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Ready, Set….Slow! Study Reveals that Galapagos Giant Tortoises Migrate

When most people think of terrestrial migratory species they’re likely to conjure up images of carib

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IGTOA Donates $60,000 to Galapagos Conservation

IGTOA and its members are providing close to $60,000 USD in 2013 to four different non-profit organi

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German Iguana Smuggler Sentenced to Four Years in Prison

A German citizen who was caught trying to smuggle four iguanas out of the Galapagos Islands has been

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Sarah Silverman Advocates for Galapagos Solar Development

Renowned comedian Sarah Silverman is putting the weight of her considerable name-recognition behind

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A Rat-Free Galapagos?

The Galapagos Islands are the setting for an escalating war on rats, and the island of Pinzon is the

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