The fourth Mangrove Finch captive-rearing season begins

Posted by Daniela Vilema on Apr 04, 2017

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Our team of scientists and collaborators completed the fourth season of work with the mangrove finches. A ready laboratory and a successful field trip with collected nests where the beginning of the season that lasted until May of this year. In addition, the team had a big surprise in the field: sightings of finches reared in captivity in previous seasons that survived in their natural habitat!

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Remembering the Story of Lonesome George in the Galapagos Islands

Posted by Daniela Vilema on Feb 23, 2017

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Four years after his death, Lonesome George returns to the Galapagos Islands to be displayed at the “Fausto Llerena” Breeding Center on Santa Cruz Island. The emblematic giant tortoise lived for 40 years in the facilities of the Charles Darwin Research Station and despite the efforts made to find another member of its kind or to be able to reproduce George, his species is now considered extinct. Learn more about Lonesome George's story.

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Exploring the depths of the Galapagos Islands

Posted by Daniela Vilema on Feb 10, 2017

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There are approximately 350 seamounts in the archipelago that maintain an almost pristine state of conservation and thanks to the project "Seamounts of the Galapagos Marine Reserve" are now being studied. Expeditions have been carried out to explore these sites, and depth samples of possible new species for the Galapagos have been collected which are being analyzed by experts.

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“Protect the Fins” Campaign and its Impact on the Community

Posted by Daniela Vilema on Feb 08, 2017

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The “Protect the Fins and the Ocean Wins” campaign comes to an end. We shared the results of its impact with the groups with whom we worked: We reached 1441 local children, held events for the community, field trips, a dance performance, and an analysis of the perceptions of sharks from before and after the campaign. Learn more about our activities and results.

 

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Re-sightings of captive-bred Mangrove Finch

Posted by Daniela Vilema on Feb 07, 2017

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Positive results have been obtained from the Mangrove Finch Project with the re-sighting of captive-bred finches released since 2014 when the project began. So far, 36 finches have been successfully released to the mangrove forests of Isabela where the only population of this species is found. Soon we will have more information about the project since the breeding season is about to start. If you would like to support this project directly, please donate here: https://mf2016.kimbia.com/mangrovefinch

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