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Giant Tortoise Hatchling Postal Adoption

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About Galapagos giant tortoises

The Galapagos giant tortoise is synonymous with the Islands. In fact, the very word Galapagos derives from an old Spanish word for tortoises. Sadly, humans subsequently drove Galapagos giant tortoises to extinction on some islands and the brink of extinction from hunting pressures. Today, of the 14 species that once lived throughout the Islands, only 12 remain. The remaining species range from Vulnerable to Critically Endangered on the IUCN’s Red List of Endangered Species

How an adoption helps

Whilst their population is stabilising, the threat of invasive species, habitat destruction and urban expansion remains. By adopting a Galapagos giant tortoise today, you can help to protect these species, their habitats and other Galapagos wildlife. Your adoption could help support the Galapagos Giant Tortoise Movement Ecology Programme, which looks to understand their ecology and migration patterns to inform conservation management. 

The adoption pack includes a fact file full of information on this species, a personalised certificate and a lovely soft toy. The recipient will also receive email updates via our monthly e-Newsletter about the conservation work we are doing in Galapagos. If you wish to find further information about Galapagos giant tortoises, you can do so on our species page here

Please note, the sea lion toy appearance may differ from the photo depending on availability. There is free postage and packaging for adoptions going to UK addresses. 

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About Galapagos giant tortoises

The Galapagos giant tortoise is synonymous with the Islands. In fact, the very word Galapagos derives from an old Spanish word for tortoises. This eventually came to be how the islands were known. Sadly, through overhunting humans subsequently drove Galapagos giant tortoises to extinction on some islands and the brink of extinction on others. Today, of the 14 species that once lived throughout the Islands, only 12 remain. The remaining species range from Vulnerable to Critically Endangered on the IUCN’s Red List of Endangered Species

How an adoption helps

Whilst their population is stabilising, the threat of invasive species, habitat destruction and urban expansion remains. By adopting a Galapagos giant tortoise today, you can help to protect these species, their habitats and other Galapagos wildlife. Your adoption could help support the Galapagos Giant Tortoise Movement Ecology Programme, which looks to understand their ecology and migration patterns. 

The adoption pack includes a fact file full of information on this species, a personalised certificate and a lovely soft toy. The recipient will also receive email updates via our monthly e-Newsletter about the conservation work we are doing in Galapagos. If you wish to find further information about Galapagos giant tortoises, you can do so on our species page here

Please note, the sea lion toy appearance may differ from the photo depending on availability. There is free postage and packaging for adoptions going to UK addresses.