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First Time in the Galápagos: Conservation Issues Get Real

Those of us who travel often find out that there is no better way to prove yourself, to test your most fondly held beliefs, and to discover which issues mean the most to you than by stepping outside your normal routine and comfort zone. So when I had an opportunity to travel to the Galápagos Islands in January, I felt I was up to the challenge of venturing about as far away from my everyday life as I could get.

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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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Fossils Collected on Charles Darwin’s HMS Beagle Voyage Just Discovered

Curiosity can lead to wondrous things, as every scientist knows. And it certainly did recently for Dr. Howard Falcon-Lang at the British Geological Survey.

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Charles Darwin Foundation and WildAid Beneficiaries of 2012 IGTOA Traveler Funding Program

Two non-profit organizations in the Galapagos Islands learned this month that they will get a financial boost from the International Galapagos Tour Operators Association (IGTOA).

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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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IGTOA Announces Dates for 2012 Members Meeting in Guayaquil, Ecuador

The International Galapagos Tour Operators Association (IGTOA) has announce

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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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February 2012 Galápagos Regulations: the Real New Rules

The Galápagos Islands continue to call to increasing numbers of visitors — from a few thousand annua

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IGTOA Member Yampu Tours Accepts 2011 World Travel Award as Leading Tour Operator in South America

Yampu Tours announced today that they have graciously accepted the 2011 World Travel Award as Leadin

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