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Galapagos land iguana yawning
© Jason Lim
14th Nov 2023
Wildlife facts

Meet the six Galapagos species you can adopt with GCT

One of the ways we encourage people to support the wildlife of Galapagos is through our species adoptions, which help fund several projects across the Archipelago.
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Sofia Green tagging a whale shark while free-diving
14th Oct 2022
Ocean protection

Tagging a new constellation of whale sharks

A first-hand account of the latest Galapagos Whale Shark Project expedition by Sofía Green.
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Scalloped hammerhead sharks in the Galapagos Marine Reserve
1st Sep 2022
Ocean protection Overfishing

Galapagos marine reserve expansion brings hope - but new management challenges

Highly productive waters support incredible marine biodiversity in Galapagos. The Galapagos marine reserve expansion brings hope for greater protection of this diversity but also new management challenges.
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Diving with a whale shark in Galapagos
8th Jun 2022
Ocean protection

World Oceans Day 2022: Tagging Ocean Giants

World Oceans Day is held on 8 June every year to raise awareness of the vital importance of our oceans and their role in sustaining a healthy planet. By raising funds and awareness, Galapagos Conservation Trust is able to support and deliver projects...
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View from the light aircraft from ‘Ecuador Bajo Mis Alas’ (Ecuador Under My Wings)
25th Apr 2022
Ocean protection

Scientists use ultra-light aircraft to tag and track whale sharks off the southern Galapagos islands for the first time

A multi-institutional team of scientists has recently concluded a ground-breaking research expedition to tag and track whale sharks, and other key migratory marine species, in the Galapagos Marine Reserve.
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27th Jan 2022
News

Martin Clunes in Galapagos

Martin Clunes: Islands of the Pacific In this final episode of the three-part series, Martin's journey across the Pacific Islands ends in the Galapagos Islands. He learns about the importance and conservation of this unique Archipelago - including...
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27th Jan 2022
News

Behind the scenes with the shark scientists on Martin Clunes: Islands of the Pacific

Researcher Yasuní Chiriboga tells us more behind the scenes stories from Martin Clunes: Islands of the Pacific.
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30th Nov 2021
Ocean protection

Galapagos Whale Shark Project Update

Whale sharks are under threat. This year through the Galapagos Whale Shark Project we learnt there may be another threat to these ocean giants – climate change.
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28th Oct 2021
Overfishing

Whale shark satellite tag emits signals from mainland Ecuador

A satellite tag of an 11-meter female whale shark tagged in the Galapagos Marine Reserve has sent signals from Manta, an Ecuadorian coastal city. The shark was one of eight individuals tagged by the Galapagos Whale Shark Project during their recent...
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24th Sep 2021
Ocean protection Overfishing

Leadership on the high seas: sink or swim?

At least 250,000 sharks are legally landed as 'by-catch' in Ecuador each year. In July 2020, the news of international fishing vessels anchored along the edge of the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) around the Galapagos Islands hit the headlines.
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15th Sep 2021
Genetics

Barriers in a sea of sharks and rays: The role of genetic connectivity in the ocean

When we think of elasmobranchs (sharks, rays and skates), most people picture large predators like great white sharks or the peaceful plankton-feeders like oceanic manta rays that roam vast and interconnected oceans. But elasmobranchs come in various...
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11th Aug 2021
Plastic pollution

Professionalising the use of drone technology in Galapagos

Professionalising the use of drone technology in Galapagos as a tool to monitor and assess habitats, species populations and threats.
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