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Floreana Mockingbird Digital Adoption

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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 listed as Endangered on the IUCN’s Red list of Endangered Species.

How an adoption helps

By purchasing one of our unique adoption packs, you could 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. 

Our Floreana mockingbird digital adoption pack includes a downloadable fact file full of information about these iconic species, as well as two digital certificates – one that can be personalised at home and one that can be sent on or printed as is. The recipient will also receive updates through our monthly e-Newsletter about the conservation work we are doing in Galapagos. If you wish to find further information about Floreana mockingbirds, you can do so on our species page here

Please note, digital adoptions are downloadable via email once purchased. 

Please note, due to remote working in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, there may be delays in posting.

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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 listed as Endangered on the IUCN’s Red list of Endangered Species.

How an adoption helps

By purchasing one of our unique adoption packs, you could 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. 

Our Floreana mockingbird digital adoption pack includes a downloadable fact file full of information about these iconic species, as well as two digital certificates – one that can be personalised at home and one that can be sent on or printed as is. The recipient will also receive updates through our monthly e-Newsletter about the conservation work we are doing in Galapagos. If you wish to find further information about Floreana mockingbirds, you can do so on our species page here

Please note, digital adoptions are downloadable via email once purchased.