Galapagos Lizard and human settlements sharing habitats

Posted by Daniela Vilema on Jun 05, 2017

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Galapagos lizards are animals that require the same consideration as the big and iconic ones who has big budget and enforcements dedicated to. Protecting their habitats is an opportunity to have a social impact with the people of Galapagos. Changing our cultural and conservation costumes is a way. Such tiny specie just needs improvements in the manners of the population, and through these, we may cause an impact to our sustainable ecosystem and also to international organizations. 

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Changing Perceptions About Sharks in the Galapagos Islands

Posted by Daniela Vilema on Jun 02, 2017

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Galapagos, the sharkiest place in the world--and one of the best diving destinations to see these remarkable animals! Sharks are one of the most charismatic species, but even though they have ecological and touristic importance, their bad public image remains. This is what motivates us to share the shark information we have with the Galapagos local community, to involve them in the shark world and encourage them to protect these wonderful species.

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Can rare tropical penguins survive in the Galapagos?

Posted by Daniela Vilema on May 16, 2017

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The Galapagos penguin (Spheniscus mendiculus) is an endemic species, but that fact didn't save it for being threatened in its environment. Their nests can be found on Isabela, Fernandina, Bartolome and Floreana Islands, but their habitat keeps getting smaller though time due to climate change and other threats.

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Telling Scientific Stories with National Geographic

Posted by Daniela Vilema on May 16, 2017

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We received a National Geographic team with the support of the Helmsley Charitable Trust (HCT). They organized a “ScienceTelling” bootcamp with workshops that included photography, video, blog writing, social media and public speaking. Scientists and communicators from the Charles Darwin Foundation (CDF) and other HCT grantees participated. Here we tell you about the activities of this exciting week!

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