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Galapagos land iguana yawning
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Jen, Lucia and Freya at INC-4 @ Freya Park
31st May 2024
Plastic pollution

Global Plastics Treaty INC-4: Forging Pacific island connections

In April, members of the GCT team attended the fourth round of negotiations for a global agreement to end plastic pollution (INC-4) in Ottawa.
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Marine iguana and lava lizard on Fernandina island
23rd May 2024
Citizen science Technology

Iguanas from Above: Drones, citizen science and machine learning

The Iguanas from Above project is using cutting-edge technology to assess the health of marine iguana populations across the Galapagos Archipelago.
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Lava lizard and plastic pollution in Galapagos
21st May 2024
Plastic pollution Technology

Testing the latest technology in the fight against plastic pollution

Henry Moreau-Smith, Masters student at the University of Exeter, introduces us to his research and the technology he hopes will rid the Galapagos Islands of plastic pollution.
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14th May 2024
Plastic pollution Women in science

Researching plastic and chemical pollution in Galapagos

Georgie Savage, PhD student at the University of Exeter, introduces us to her work on plastic pollution and shares stories from her recent research trip with GCT to Galapagos.
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Marine iguana expelling salt from its nostrils
2nd May 2024
Technology Women in science

How can we use technology to save the Galapagos marine iguana?

Andrea Varela of the Iguanas From Above project shares her experience studying the iconic marine iguana using the latest technologies.
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Rapa Nui Pacific Leaders' Summit 2024 - Group photo in front of Moai
30th Apr 2024
Plastic pollution

Sharing knowledge on plastic pollution at the Rapa Nui Pacific Leaders’ Summit

Galapagos and Rapa Nui (Easter Island) share many challenges, and we also have much to learn from each other, as we discovered at the 2024 Pacific Leaders' Summit.
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Galapagos penguin
25th Apr 2024
Wildlife facts

7 surprising facts about the Galapagos penguin

The Galapagos Islands are home to some uniquely adapted animal species, and the Galapagos penguin is arguably the most surprising resident of all.
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24th Apr 2024
Ocean protection

Reflections on the 2024 UN Ocean Decade conference

In April, GCT’s CEO, Dr Jen Jones, and Senior Development Manager, Alice Marks, represented GCT and our Pacific Plastics: Science to Solutions partners at the UN Ocean Decade Conference in Barcelona.
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Little vermilion flycatcher
22nd Apr 2024
Biodiversity loss Invasive species

What is being done to save the little vermilion flycatcher?

With its striking red plumage and distinctive call, the little vermilion flycatcher is instantly recognisable. Sadly, this colourful species is under threat, just like many of the Islands’ land birds.
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Darwin's finches are released from aviaries on Floreana island
19th Apr 2024
Events Rewilding

Rewilding Floreana Webinar 2024

Our April webinar focused on the restoration of Floreana, with Jeff Dawson of Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust reporting back from his recent trip to the island.
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19th Apr 2024
Research Women in science

Studying health in birds: An interview with Gislayne Mendoza Alcívar

Gislayne Mendoza Alcívar, laboratory technician at the Charles Darwin Foundation, shares her experience studying the health of some of the Islands' most endangered birds.
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Galapagos giant tortoise in pond
18th Apr 2024
Island restoration Rewilding

Double your donation to rewild Galapagos with the Big Give

We're taking part in the Big Give Green Match Fund campaign, raising money to rewild the Galapagos Islands. For one week only, every donation you make will be doubled, up to an amazing £10,000!
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