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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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Galapagos giant tortoises on the southern flank of Alcedo volcano
14th Jun 2023
History of Galapagos

The history of the Galapagos giant tortoise

Take a trip back in time to discover the history of the most famous Galapagos species of all, the giant tortoise.
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Godfrey Merlen
30th May 2023
History of Galapagos News

Remembering Godfrey Merlen

In May 2023, the Galapagos conservation community lost a hero: Godfrey Merlen.
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Randal Keynes at Down House
26th May 2023
History of Galapagos News

Remembering Randal Keynes

In March 2023 we lost a very special member of our Galapagos community, Randal Keynes OBE.
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Opuntia on Isabela island
7th Nov 2022
Art and literature History of Galapagos

11 of the best books about Galapagos (and a film!)

An exciting reading list of the best 11 books (and a film) to educate and inspire you about the Galapagos Islands.
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13th Sep 2022
History of Galapagos

Reflections on the life of Queen Elizabeth II

We would like to express our deepest condolences to the Royal Family on the passing of Queen Elizabeth II.
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Lonesome George on Pinta island
24th Jun 2022
History of Galapagos Wildlife facts

10 year anniversary of the death of Lonesome George

Today marks 10 years since Lonesome George, the world’s last Pinta island giant tortoise, died.
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31st Aug 2021
History of Galapagos

Obituary: David Balfour

Former UK Ambassador to Ecuador, Patrick Mullee, pays tribute to David Balfour, British Honorary Consul in the Galapagos Islands between 1988-2013.
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Prince Philip on Genovesa
13th Apr 2021
History of Galapagos

Remembering HRH Prince Philip

Following the death of HRH Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, Galapagos Conservation Trust (GCT) would like to express our deepest sympathy to Her Majesty the Queen and the Royal Family on behalf of our members, staff, and present and past...
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The girls from Gills Club learning to snorkel
17th Dec 2020
History of Galapagos

GCT's 25th Anniversary Blog Series - Part 3

This year, Galapagos Conservation Trust (GCT) celebrated its 25th anniversary. Here is the third blog from our three part interview series.
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14th Dec 2020
History of Galapagos News

GCT's 25th Anniversary Blog Series - Part 2

This year, Galapagos Conservation Trust (GCT) celebrated its 25th anniversary. Here is the second blog from our three part interview series.
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10th Dec 2020
History of Galapagos News

GCT's 25th Anniversary Blog Series - Part 1

This year, Galapagos Conservation Trust (GCT) celebrated its 25th anniversary. To mark this historic occasion, we decided to ask some of our founders, ex-trustees and partners, as well as long-term members, supporters and volunteers about their...
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