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Galapagos land iguana yawning
© Jason Lim
Isabel Cooper painting during the 1925 Arcturus expedition
23rd Feb 2024
History of Galapagos Women in science

Isabel Cooper: A pioneering woman in Galapagos

Isabel Cooper was one of the first professional women to work in Galapagos, an artist on board the Harrison Williams Expedition to the Archipelago in 1923.
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Urban Family Gardening project, Galapagos
21st Feb 2024
Education and outreach Women in science

One woman’s mission to connect families with gardening and endemic plant conservation

Ashleigh Klingman, founder of Education 4 Nature Galapagos, discusses creating a community gardening project during the pandemic and how connecting people with nature strengthens conservation ethics.
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29th Jan 2024
Island restoration Women in science

An interview with entomologist Karen Vera

Entomologist Karen Vera shares her experience working on the Restoring Floreana project, one of the largest eradication projects ever conducted on an inhabited island.
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16th Jan 2024
Education and outreach Island restoration

Environmental education on Floreana: Supporting island restoration

We are supporting one of the most complex eradication projects ever conducted on an inhabited tropical island. To succeed, this groundbreaking project requires local residents' involvement.
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20th Dec 2023
Events News

Celebrating our 2023 successes

With 2024 right around the corner, we wanted to take a moment to share some of the achievements we’ve accomplished this year with your help!
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'Christmas' marine iguana on Española
8th Dec 2023
Wildlife facts

The Christmas iguana

The marine iguana subspecies on Española island is particularly colourful, flushing red and green during the breeding season, which has given it the nickname the 'Christmas iguana'.
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Spotted eagle ray off Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz
5th Dec 2023
Ocean protection Women in science

A week in the life of a female marine researcher

In our latest blog, Andrea Vera invites us to join her on a recent expedition, supported by GCT, to monitor marine species including one of the world's most curious creatures, the hagfish.
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Pelicans in Puerto Ayora © David Pollock
24th Nov 2023
Art and literature

'Galápagos Sketchbook': An interview with David Pollock

British artist David Pollock is supporting GCT by donating the profits from his new book, Galápagos Sketchbook, which is filled with beautiful watercolour illustrations and sketches of the Archipelago’s unique wildlife.
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Galapagos giant tortoise eating cactus pad
20th Nov 2023
Island restoration Research

Galapagos giant tortoises: An update from the field

We spoke to Dr Patrick Moldowan, who joined the Galapagos Tortoise Movement Ecology Programme as Principal Investigator earlier this year, about the team’s recent work in the field.
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Red-footed booby on Genovesa
16th Nov 2023
Plastic pollution

How to have an eco-friendly Christmas

Amidst the Christmas celebrations, it is easy to forget the impact the festivities can have on the environment. Check out the ways we can all have a less wasteful festive period!
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American flamingo in Galapagos
15th Nov 2023
Wildlife facts

5 of the most colourful birds in Galapagos

Visitors to Galapagos are sometimes surprised to discover the relative lack of colourful bird plumage on display, given the Islands’ location on the Equator.
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Alberto the Waved Albatross front cover image
14th Nov 2023
Art and literature Education and outreach

Meet the woman who brought Alberto the Waved Albatross to life

We asked Lisa Brown, illustrator of 'Alberto the Waved Albatross', about her experience bringing the storybook to life and the importance of using art to inspire environmental action.
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