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Galapagos islands News

Ecuador to allow US military planes to use Galapagos airport

Reports claim that the Lenin Moreno administration of Ecuador has agreed that US military planes can operate from an airport in the Galapagos Islands.

'Lonesome George' could be 'back to life' by cloning

San Diego - "Lonesome George", the giant tortoise who died in June 2012 at his home in the Galapagos Islands, known as the last of his species, could be cloned and "brought back to life" if scientists can apply advances in cryogenics to replicate the late reptile.

Post-Mortem of famous tortoise Lonesome George

Guayaquil - The famous Pinta Island tortoise (Chelonoidis abingdoni) known to the international nature community and all environmentalists as "Lonesome George" died on Sunday, under unknown circumstances.

Giant tortoise 'Lonesome George' dies at the age of 100

Galapagos tortoise--Lonesome George died unexpectedly Sunday morning at the age of 100. Believed to be the last of his kind, George reportedly died of unknown causes at his home in Ecuador's Galapagos Islands.

New species of shark discovered

San Francisco - A new shark species has been discovered in the waters of the Galapagos Islands. The shark is quite small and is probably related to the dogfish family.

Extinct giant tortoise believed alive on Galapagos Island

One of the species of giant tortoises found on the Galapagos Islands which was believed to have become extinct around 150 years ago is still alive and well, with around 84 hybrid members living on a volcano on Isabela Island.

Galapagos giant tortoise recovers from near extinction

The giant tortoises of Española Island in the Galapagos have stepped back from the brink of extinction, thanks to a captive breeding programme.

Giant endangered tortoises released on Pinta Island, Galápagos

Quito - Officials of the Galápagos National Park announced the release of 39 giant tortoises on Pinta Island in the Ecuadorian Galápagos archipelago where the animals had disappeared since 1972.
 

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Map showing the islands in the Galapagos archipelago
Map showing the islands in the Galapagos archipelago
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Lonesome George  the Galapagos Island last pinto tortoise dies
Lonesome George, the Galapagos Island last pinto tortoise dies
A giant sea tortoise
A giant sea tortoise
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An adult Nazca booby bites and pecks an unguarded nestling; booby parents must leave their solitary ...
An adult Nazca booby bites and pecks an unguarded nestling; booby parents must leave their solitary chicks alone while foraging for food at sea.
Jacquelyn Grace

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