El Niño phenomenon affects the Galapagos Islands

Despite the preventive measures and the state of emergency in force since November 18 in 17 of the 24 provinces, El Niño Phenomenon, has already begun to mark its trail of destruction and death. Last Saturday in Guayaquil, the fall of a ceibo tree on a house in Mount Sinai...

Puerto Baquerizo Moreno in movement of loading and unloading by vessel aground

The stranding of the ‘Floreana’ vessel makes Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, in the San Cristobal Island in the Galapagos, a center of cargo movement and endless discharge. Since January 29, more than a hundred people, including traders and longshoremen from the Santa Cruz,...

LAN expands coverage in Quito – Baltra route

With an investment of $ 60 million, LAN Ecuador added an Airbus -319 with capacity for 144 passengers to its fleet, to expand its coverage in the Quito route – Baltra. The morning of Tuesday, January 27 the route was opened at 06:55, and 11:30 in Guayaquil, the directors of...

President Correa inaugurated energy projects in Galapagos

President Rafael Correa inaugurated on December 22 energy projects, an airport and a hospital in the Galapagos Islands. He toured the Santa Cruz island as part of the opening events of the Baltra wind projects, Puerto Ayora photovoltaic ptoject and the Transmission System...

Ship that caused pollution in Galapagos was sunk

A boat with contaminating products that ran aground in May and generated an environmental emergency in the Ecuadorian Galapagos Islands, a World Heritage , was sunk outside the marine reserveof that region, stated yesterday the Galapagos National Park (GNP for its Spanish...

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...

Sanjay: first sea turtle of Costa Rica that travels to Galápagos

Galápagos was the destination of Sanjay, an adult male sea turtle that traveled from Marino de Cocos Park in Costa Rica to the Marine Reserve of the archipielago  in Ecuador. At a journey of 788 kilometers from 2 to 16 June, Sanjay, that weighs 53 kilograms, is the first specimen...

15 species have disappeared in Galapagos

According to the Direction of the Galapagos National Park (DPNG), three plants, four species of turtles and eight mammal become extinct. Tourism is one of the causes. In the 1970s, a wave of tourism began to grow in the archipelago. Only last year there were 204 395 visits, 13%...