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Galapagos land iguana yawning
© Jason Lim
Philornis © Jen Jones
26th Mar 2024
Invasive species Rewilding

How do we solve the problem of invasive species in Galapagos?

Invasive species are one of the biggest threats facing the Galapagos Islands. But just how big of a problem do they pose and what can we do to protect the native species of Galapagos?
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Galapagos giant tortoise amongst vegetation
12th Sep 2023
Island restoration Rewilding

Rewilding Galapagos: Giving nature a helping hand

What does rewilding mean in the context of Galapagos, where 97% of the land is already a protected National Park?
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Little vermilion flycatcher
27th Apr 2022
Events Island restoration

Protecting the Birds of Galapagos webinar 2022

Our webinar focussed on some of the most urgent issues facing Galapagos land birds, and the great steps that have been taken to tackle the threats and restore the biodiversity that we have lost.
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10th Feb 2022
Invasive species

Mangrove Finch Project update

Despite the challenges of the ongoing pandemic, the Mangrove Finch Project team was able to spend six weeks in the field during the 2021 breeding season. Some new techniques provided some valuable results.
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4th Feb 2022
Invasive species Island restoration

Baby little vermilion flycatchers offer hope for the Critically Endangered population

Little vermilion flycatchers, Pyrocephalus nanus, are found throughout most of Galapagos, but the population on Santa Cruz is in serious decline. But baby flycatchers offer hope for the Critically Endangered population.
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15th Dec 2021
Island restoration

Project update: hope for the little vermilion flycatcher on Santa Cruz

Exciting news as the critically endangered population of the little vermilion flycatcher on Santa Cruz island increases for the second year running.
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12th Apr 2021
Invasive species

How to control a parasite

The invasive parasitic fly Philornis downsi is a serious threat to the survival of at least six species of Galapagos land bird, including the Critically Endangered mangrove finch.
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24th Sep 2020
Invasive species

Mangrove Finch Project update

Like many projects in Galapagos, the Mangrove Finch Project was interrupted this year by the COVID-19 lockdown. The consequences for the mangrove finch population are predicted to have been poor and may never be known even if the team can return to...
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9th Jul 2020
Invasive species

Most successful breeding season yet for Saving the Little Vermilion Flycatcher project!

Incredibly exciting news came during the COVID-19 lockdown in Galapagos - six little vermilion flycatcher chicks successfully fledged their nests on Santa Cruz as part of our Saving the Little Vermilion Flycatcher project.
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Little vermilion flycatcher female feeding chicks
12th Mar 2020
Invasive species

Saving the Little Vermilion Flycatcher: First fledglings spotted

There have been some very exciting developments within the Little Vermilion Flycatcher Project so far in 2020. In February the first fledglings of the project were spotted!
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