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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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Emergency Declared in Galapagos Freighter Accident

Ecuador's Ministry of the Environment (MOE) has declared an emergency because of the stranded cargo freighter off the coast of San Cristobal. 
 
 

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Join Us for a Special Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Charles Darwin Research Station

Join IGTOA on May 12th, in Berkeley, California for a special celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Charles Darwin Research Station

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IGTOA Provides $8,000 for White-vented Storm Petrel Research and Conservation

In 2014, IGTOA will donate a total of $65,000 to four different organizations working to protect and preserve the Galapagos Islands. Friends of Galapagos New Zealand will receive $8,000 to carry out a study of the White-vented storm petrel, a little understood species which could face extinction.

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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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WildAid Receives $27,000 from IGTOA to Combat Invasive Species

In 2014, IGTOA will donate a total of $65,000 to four different organizations working to protect and preserve the Galapagos Islands. WildAid, which is spearheading a massive initiative to improve biosecurity in the Galapagos, will receive $27,000 to provide specialized training to biosecurity personnel and to fund a media campaign designed to educated visitors and Galapagos residents about the problem of invasive species.

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IGTOA Awards $10,000 to Ecology Project International to Educate and Inspire the Next Generation of Galapagos Leaders

In 2014, IGTOA will donate a total of $65,000 to four different organizations working to protect and preserve the Galapagos Islands. Ecology Project International will receive $10,000 to provide hands-on conservation training for Galapagos teens.

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First Mangrove Finch Hatched in Captivity

A Mangrove Finch chick was hatched in captivity for the first time ever last month. The momentous event took place at the Charles Darwin Research Station (CDRS) in Puerto Ayora, Galapagos. Since then, eleven more chicks have hatched as part of a captive rearing program that aims to bring the species back from the brink of extinction.

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