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Galapagos Conservancy Blog

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The Faces of the Giant Tortoise Centers of Galapagos: Park Ranger Tribute, Part 2
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Information about the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador and South America
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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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Wildlife conservation volunteer holidays | Biosphere Expeditions

Wildlife conservation volunteer holidays | Biosphere Expeditions | Galapagos | Scoop.it
Award-winning wildlife conservation holidays from Biosphere Expeditions. Advancing wildlife conservation for nature, not profit. Discover wildlife volunteering today.
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Conservation tools

Conservation tools | Galapagos | Scoop.it
One of IUCN’s key objectives is to share the knowledge gathered by its unique global community of 10,000+ scientists. IUCN's knowledg
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A Warming Planet Jolts the Iconic Creatures of the Galápagos

A Warming Planet Jolts the Iconic Creatures of the Galápagos | Galapagos | Scoop.it
Species that inspired Darwin’s theory of natural selection are facing new challenges to adapt.
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Discovery Of Fortified Villages And Earthworks Re-Writes Ancient History Of Amazon

Discovery Of Fortified Villages And Earthworks Re-Writes Ancient History Of Amazon | Galapagos | Scoop.it
It has long been assumed that large many parts of the Amazon were uninhabited because people didn’t want to live far from major rivers. However, a startling discovery reveals that there were hundreds of villages in the rainforest and areas that were believed to have been uninhabited were in fact home to thriving populations of up to a million people.
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Going to Ecuador? 11 things travelers should know first

Going to Ecuador? 11 things travelers should know first | Galapagos | Scoop.it
Ecuador sits astride the equator -- and that's often all folks know. Learn more about the little South American country that's big on attractions.
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Easter in Ecuador

Easter in Ecuador | Galapagos | Scoop.it
Easter throughout the world is celebrated in different ways. Food is an important part of those celebrations, a comforting and welcoming homag
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Penguin Monitoring

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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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Coca-Cola, Nestle To Privatize World’s Second Largest Aquifer in Brazil

Coca-Cola, Nestle To Privatize World’s Second Largest Aquifer in Brazil | Galapagos | Scoop.it
A push in Brazil to see the Guarani Aquifer, one of the world’s largest freshwater reserves, fall into the hands of Coca-Cola and Nestle.
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BBC - Earth - Fire and water forged the unique biology of the Galápagos

BBC - Earth - Fire and water forged the unique biology of the Galápagos | Galapagos | Scoop.it
These Pacific islands are famed for their odd collection of animal species, but scientists have only now begun to realise how the islands' ancient history led to present day diversity
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Marine Life & Oceans

Marine Life & Oceans | Galapagos | Scoop.it
LDF is dedicated to the health and wellbeing of all Earth's inhabitants, focusing on wildlands and oceans conservation, climate change, and indigenous rights.
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