Lonesome George will be at the American Museum of Natural History in New York

Since September 18, the stuffed body of the turtle known as Lonesome George, from the Galapagos Islands, will be exhibited at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. Lonesome George was the last of his kind and died in 2012. The museum was in charge of embalming the...

Stranded ship in Galapagos is removed

The Galapaface I, a cargo ship that ran aground on May 9 in the Galapagos Islands, was refloated and removed from the marine reserve yesterday, according to the Galapagos National Park (GNP). The ship was towed to a point situated 20 miles east off the marine reserve of the...

Two new species are recorded in Galapagos Islands

A scientific study by the Universidad Michoacana of San Nicolás de Hidalgo, in Mexico and the Ministry of Environment of Ecuador, through the Galapagos National Park, confirmed the existence of two new species in the Galapagos Islands and the world. This is the Scorpaenodes sp, a...

Equipment to refloat and tow the ship, arrives to Galapagos

Last Thursday the first set of equipment that will be used to refloat and tow the Galapaface I ship, arrived to San Cristobal Island on airway. The ship stranded last May 9 near Punta Carola, in San Cristobal, which generated a ministerial agreement of Environmental Emergency for...

State of Emergency in Galapagos over stranded ship

After a week of the cargo ship “Galapaface I” stranded in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno on San Cristobal Island, the Emergency Operations Committee (COE), has made a request to the National Secretariat for Risk Management to declare state of emergency in the Sanctuary...

First environmental court in Galapagos

The director of the Council of the judiciary (CJ for its spanish acronym) Benjamín Pineda, corroborated that the Galapagos Islands will be the first tribunal specializing in environmental matters of the country. According to Pineda, create this unit is part of  the Judicial...

Galapagos: 35 years as Natural Heritage of humanity

This week it is recalled in the Galapagos Islands the session of the World Heritage Committee of the United Nations Organization for Education, Science and Culture (Unesco), which was carried out 35 years ago, and  was the Declaration of this jurisdiction as Natural Heritage of...
Lonesome George

A year ago the Lonesome George died

Today is the first anniversary of lonesome George’s  death , however the haughty image of this turtle with his neck stretched and thin skin, is still present in the memory of those who knew him, and will remain so after the embalming. The Directory of the Galapagos National...