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About the Floreana mockingbird

The first mockingbird species identified by Charles Darwin during the voyage of the Beagle in 1835 was the Floreana mockingbird. Furthermore, the differences he noticed between mockingbird species of each island inspired his theory of Evolution. In spite of its historical status, the Floreana mockingbird is now extinct on its island namesake. This is due to invasive predators, including cats and rats that predate on their eggs and young. Fortunately, small numbers remain on nearby islets Champion and Gardner, but it remains Endangered on the IUCN’s Red list of Endangered Species.

How an adoption helps

By purchasing one of our unique adoption packs, you could help Galapagos Conservation Trust (GCT) to restore Floreana island and return this species to its home. This complex project seeks to be the first to rid a large, inhabited tropical island of invasive mammals. Once removed, the ecosystem can recover and Floreana mockingbirds returned. GCT is funding crucial research into the Floreana mockingbirds’ habitat preferences and behavioural characteristics. This information is essential to the successful reintroduction of the species to its island namesake. 

The adoption pack includes a fact file full of information on this species, a personalised certificate and a unique pin badge. If we have the permission, the recipient will also receive species-specific adoption emails and email updates via our monthly e-Newsletter about the conservation work we are doing in Galapagos. You can purchase a downloadable digital-only version of this adoption here. If you wish to find further information about Floreana mockingbirds, you can do so on our species page here

Please note, there is free postage and packaging for adoptions going to UK addresses. 

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Add a book to your adoption

Marti the Hammerhead Shark- Aimed at 7-11-year-olds, but enjoyed by many ages, this beautifully illustrated story follows Marti, a young scalloped hammerhead shark, on her journey from the Galapagos Islands to Cocos Island, Costa Rica. It is sure to capture a child’s imagination and teach them more about the marine life of Galapagos.

The Galapagos: A Natural History – This fantastic book by Henry Nicholls gives a brilliant overview of the history of the Enchanted Isles. From their volcanic origin all the way through to the arrival and impact of humans, The Galapagos: A Natural History is a must-read whether you are a first time visitor or an old Galapagos hand.

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About the Floreana mockingbird

The first mockingbird species identified by Charles Darwin during the voyage of the Beagle in 1835 was the Floreana mockingbird. Furthermore, the differences he noticed between mockingbird species of each island inspired his theory of Evolution. In spite of its historical status, the Floreana mockingbird is now extinct on its island namesake. This is due to invasive predators, including cats and rats that predate on their eggs and young. Fortunately, small numbers remain on nearby islets Champion and Gardner, but it remains Endangered on the IUCN’s Red list of Endangered Species.

How an adoption helps

By purchasing one of our unique adoption packs, you could help Galapagos Conservation Trust (GCT) to restore Floreana island and return this species to its home. This complex project seeks to be the first to rid a large, inhabited tropical island of invasive mammals. Once removed, the ecosystem can recover and Floreana mockingbirds returned. GCT is funding crucial research into the Floreana mockingbirds’ habitat preferences and behavioural characteristics. This information is essential to the successful reintroduction of the species to its island namesake. 

The adoption pack includes a fact file full of information on this species, a personalised certificate and a unique pin badge. If we have the permission, the recipient will also receive species-specific adoption emails and email updates via our monthly e-Newsletter about the conservation work we are doing in Galapagos. You can purchase a downloadable digital-only version of this adoption here. If you wish to find further information about Floreana mockingbirds, you can do so on our species page here

Please note, there is free postage and packaging for adoptions going to UK addresses.