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Tortoise Champions

Tortoise Champions | Galapagos | Scoop.it
Is your classroom full of budding young scientists? Sign up to Tortoise Champions and become conservation ambassadors for Galapagos giant tortoises!
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67 Tortoises Hatched from the New Floreana Breeding Program This Year

67 Tortoises Hatched from the New Floreana Breeding Program This Year | Galapagos | Scoop.it
A total of 67 tortoises hatched this year from the first nesting season of the new Floreana tortoise breeding program, which was started in March by the Galapagos National Park to “bring back” the extinct Floreana tortoise (Chelonoidis niger) using … Continue reading →
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The business of voluntourism: do western do-gooders actually do harm? | News | The Guardian

The business of voluntourism: do western do-gooders actually do harm? | News | The Guardian | Galapagos | Scoop.it
The long read: A holiday helping out in an orphanage can be a rewarding experience. But voluntourism supports a system that is breaking up families
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Ecuador Travel Chirije oceanfront cabins, bungalows, pristine ecuador beaches, archaeological site, Ecuador ancient past, hotels in Bahia de Caraquez, Ruta del Spondylus
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Mysterious Golden Lords Of Panama

Mysterious Golden Lords Of Panama | Galapagos | Scoop.it
Our fascination with golden objects dates back to ancient times but gold has often very dark and gruesome history accompanied with lost life of innocent people. Not long ago, numerous artifacts of gold and precious stones, indicating the existence of a previously unknown civilization were discovered in the town of El Caño in Panama.
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Spotlight on Sharks

Spotlight on Sharks | Galapagos | Scoop.it
Sharks have been present in our oceans for over 200 million years! Today, more than 30 species of shark call Galapagos their home.
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Portholes Through the Clouds

Portholes Through the Clouds | Galapagos | Scoop.it
Patches of open-celled clouds off the west coast of Peru offer beautiful glimpses of the sea—and pointers to where rain may have fallen.
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Shark Week: Fishing fleets evade law to cash in on rich fin trade | Miami Herald

Shark Week: Fishing fleets evade law to cash in on rich fin trade | Miami Herald | Galapagos | Scoop.it
What you didn’t see on Discovery Channel’s Shark Week: A new investigation shows poachers might be winning in the battle to keep shark fishing alive. Despite regulations in places like the Central American Pacific, shark fin exports have increased and some species face extinction.
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This Maya Village Was Frozen in Time by a Volcano | Good Sh*t

This Maya Village Was Frozen in Time by a Volcano | Good Sh*t | Galapagos | Scoop.it
A visit to this frozen-in-time farming village shows what daily life was like for Maya commoners in Mesoamerica. 
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The Flowing River Resort

The Flowing River Resort is a riverside refuge in Ecuador for those seeking the relaxation and recreation necessary to invigorate the mind, body, and spirit.
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The foods of the Americas: The potato changes culinary history forever – CuencaHighLife

The foods of the Americas: The potato changes culinary history forever – CuencaHighLife | Galapagos | Scoop.it
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Calendar Winners

Calendar Winners | Galapagos | Scoop.it
Below are the winners of this year’s Galapagos calendar contest. You can view and pre-order the 2019 calendar here.  
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An explosive trip to Isabela: New potential nesting sites for Galapagos penguins

An explosive trip to Isabela: New potential nesting sites for Galapagos penguins | Galapagos | Scoop.it
By guest authors Caroline Cappello, Godfrey Merlen, Dee Boersma Our research team visited Elizabeth Bay on Isabela Island in July 2018 to see if the Galapagos penguins were breeding and to look for individuals we had web-tagged on previous visits. … Continue reading →
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The business of voluntourism: do western do-gooders actually do harm? | News | The Guardian

The business of voluntourism: do western do-gooders actually do harm? | News | The Guardian | Galapagos | Scoop.it
The long read: A holiday helping out in an orphanage can be a rewarding experience. But voluntourism supports a system that is breaking up families
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Marine Debris Keiki Education & Outreach Program | OR&R's Marine Debris Program

Marine Debris Keiki Education & Outreach Program | OR&R's Marine Debris Program | Galapagos | Scoop.it
Hawaiʻi Wildlife Fund created this Marine Debris Keiki (Children) Education & Outreach curriculum for grades K-5 as part of a project supported by the NOAA Marine Debris Program.
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Unique Over 1,000-Year-Old 'Telephone' Invented By A Lost Forgotten Civilization With No Written Language

Unique Over 1,000-Year-Old 'Telephone' Invented By A Lost Forgotten Civilization With No Written Language | Galapagos | Scoop.it
Most people are familiar with the story of Bell and his invented telephone. What many might not know is that about 1,200-1,400 yeas ago a simple society with no written language used a device that was similar to our telephone.
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Penguin Monitoring

Penguin Monitoring | Galapagos | Scoop.it
Discovering Galapagos is a bilingual multimedia learning resource from the Galapagos Conservation Trust and Royal Geographical Society (with IBG).
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Underground City And Pyramid Discovered At Tiahuanaco, Bolivia

Underground City And Pyramid Discovered At Tiahuanaco, Bolivia | Galapagos | Scoop.it
Mysterious ancient underground cities, strange structures and vast tunnels are examples of what archaeologists can encounter when exploring the secrets of the subterranean world. This is exactly what happened in Bolivia when scientists discovered a previously unknown ancient underground city beneath the famous and magnificent site we know as Tiahuanaco, also known as Tiwanaku.
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Choco-Andino: A New Biosphere Reserve in Ecuador

Choco-Andino: A New Biosphere Reserve in Ecuador | Galapagos | Scoop.it
This UNESCO recognized biodiversity hotspot is full of great vacation destinations for the naturalist with an adventurous spirit.
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This Short Doc Highlights the Ecuadorian Producers Blending Folkloric Music & Electronic Sounds

This Short Doc Highlights the Ecuadorian Producers Blending Folkloric Music & Electronic Sounds | Galapagos | Scoop.it
In Ecuador, a new generation of electronic producers are reworking the country's deep folkloric traditions.
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My Family and The Galapagos - On Demand - All 4

My Family and The Galapagos - On Demand - All 4 | Galapagos | Scoop.it
A family explores this awe-inspiring, extraordinary jewel of nature in the Pacific
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