Saving the Mangrove Finch from extinction


There were 60 Mangrove Finches in the wild and now there are 75. The video below shows history in the making! In just four minutes of our most popular ever video, you´ll discover exactly how we are saving the Mangrove Finch from extinction. The Mangrove Finch is one of 14 species of "Darwin's Finches" that only live in Galapagos. Classed as “Critically Endangered” on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, less than 80 Mangrove Finches remain in the entire archipelago. Click on the video below to see how we increased the Mangrove Finch fledgling population size by over 200% in the first season of the program. 

VIDEO: Giving the Mangrove Finch population a “head start”

The Mangrove Finch project is a bi-institutional initiative between the Charles Darwin Foundation and the Ecuadorian Ministry of Environment through the Galapagos National Park Directorate, in collaboration with San Diego Zoo Global. The project is possible thanks to funding support by SOS - Save Our Species, the International Community Foundation (with a grant awarded by The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust), Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust and Galapagos Conservancy. Several private individuals have also contributed with financial and in-kind support.