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The Galapagos Conservation Community Mourns the Passing of a Legend

Felipe Cruz, a pivotal figure in Galapagos conservation over the past three decades, has passed away. 

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Flying into the Clouds, the Great Frigate Bird Way

Great frigate birds fly as high as parts of the Rocky Mountains and stay aloft for as long as 56 days. According to a new study, that’s not all they can do. 

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Galapagos: Rights of Nature Versus Climate Change Wrongs

Ecuador was the world’s first country to recognize the rights of nature in its constitution. But climate change may cause half of that nature to soon be lost. 

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IGTOA's Call for Stricter Tourism Controls Featured in The New York Times

IGTOA's efforts to bring attention to the rapid growth of land-based tourism in the Galapagos Islands recently attracted the attention of The New York Times...

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Galapagos Species Found: A New Tortoise and a No-Longer Bird

Old museum specimens have recently led to new animal discoveries in the Galapagos Islands. What other finds could be lurking in the collections?

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Galapagos: Will Alien Invaders Take Down Its Avian World?

Birds in the Galapagos are being devastated by an alien fly species. Will this be the start of a never-before-seen era of extinctions in the iconic islands?

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Galapagos Guides Ring Alarm Bells over New Longline Fishing Threat

The contentious issue of commercial longline fishing in the Galapagos Islands has once again reared its ugly head. As its name suggests, the practice involves using a long fishing line, sometimes several miles in length, with baited hooks at regular intervals.  Environmentalists decry the practice because of the high number of non-targeted species, known as by-catch, that are often caught alongside the intended catch–large pelagic species, such as albacore and swordfish. 

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Shark Bites Man in Extraordinarily Rare Incident in the Galapagos Islands

Shark attacks are almost unheard of in the Galapagos Islands in spite of the fact that the archipelago and surrounding marine sanctuary are one of the world's last great safe havens for these awesome oceanic predators. That's why it came as a huge surprise earlier this week when a 45-year-old British man was bitten by a shark at a visitor site just off the shore of Isla Sant Fe.

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IGTOA Awards $80,000 in Galapagos Conservation Grants

Last month, IGTOA’s board of directors voted to award $80,000 in Galapagos Traveler Conservation Fund (GTCF) grants to four different non-profit organizations. IGTOA’s member companies and donations from visitors fund the GTCF, which provides critical financial support to those working on the frontlines of Galapagos conservation. Since 1997, IGTOA has awarded over $1 million in grants.

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IGTOA Returns to the Galapagos Islands for Its 2017 Member Meeting

Last month, IGTOA’s annual member meeting in Puerto Ayora brought together representatives from nine IGTOA member companies, as well as various conservation organizations, and local officials...

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