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190 Giant Tortoises released on Santa Fé

in Blog post

In the early morning hours of April 17th 2017, a team comprised of Galápagos National Park rangers, Galapagos Conservancy scientists, and volunteers released 190 captive-reared tortoises on the island of Santa Fé. 

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Galapagos Conservancy Update - Project News

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One of the major conservation efforts donations help fund in Galapagos is the Giant Tortoise Restoration Initiative, a collaborative, long-term program with the Galapagos National Park Directorate. A recent project that urgently required funding in the wake of drastic cuts to the Park’s budget was the establishment of five acres of farmland in the highlands of Isabela to grow otoy (Xanthasoma) — the primary food used in Galapagos for captive tortoises.

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What's next for tortoises in 2016?

in Newsletter

The Giant Tortoise Restoration Initiative is a project undertaken by Galapagos Conservancy in partnership with the Galapagos National Parks Directorate and the Charles Darwin Foundation.

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New species of giant tortoise discovered on Santa Cruz

in Newsletter

Recent research conducted by an international team of scientists from Yale University have yielded surprising results on the island of Santa Cruz. Genetic analyses revealed that two populations of giant tortoises are in fact two distinct species.

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Galapagos Conservancy on the front lines

in Newsletter

Working closely with the Galápagos National Park Directorate, Galapagos Conservancy fulfills a vital role in the preservation, protection and restoration of the unique and fragile ecosystems of the Galapagos Islands. 

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