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S. Korea Supports ‘Zero Fossil Fuel’ Galapagos with Renewable Energy Technology

S. Korea Supports ‘Zero Fossil Fuel’ Galapagos with Renewable Energy Technology | Galapagos | Scoop.it
SEOUL, Nov. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean and local companies will be joining forces to help the Galapagos Islands, a treasure …
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New leaf-toed geckos found living on remote volcano

A major effort to identify every reptile in the Galápagos has revealed three new species—and one is likely already endangered.
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Why Quito, Ecuador, Is the Starchitect’s Next Frontier

Why Quito, Ecuador, Is the Starchitect’s Next Frontier | Galapagos | Scoop.it
New urban shifts are seeing five-star architect-designed buildings currently rising in the traditionally low-density capital
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Night adventures in the Enchanted Isles: In Search of Galapagos Short-Eared Owls on Floreana Island

Night adventures in the Enchanted Isles: In Search of Galapagos Short-Eared Owls on Floreana Island | Galapagos | Scoop.it
By Paula A. Castaño, Island Restoration Specialist and Wildlife Veterinarian with Island Conservation The Galapagos Islands are famously known as the Enchanted Isles due to the treacherous currents and swirling mists that often cause the islands to disappear right in front of … Continue reading →
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Breaking: Female Tortoise Found on Fernandina Island

Breaking: Female Tortoise Found on Fernandina Island | Galapagos | Scoop.it
A female tortoise was found on Fernadina Island for the first time in more than 100 years. This tortoise species was considered to be extinct, but this discovery means there could be more tortoises on Fernandina! Galapagos Conservancy is planning an island-wide search for more tortoises later in 2019.
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Creative Capital: How this former optician started a Panama hat business in Singapore

Creative Capital: How this former optician started a Panama hat business in Singapore | Galapagos | Scoop.it
Long-time expatriate Bill Cain moved to Singapore in 1989 and has been here ever since. He says that Singapore is most ideal to wear a Panama hat
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2019 Ecuadorian protests - Wikipedia

2019 Ecuadorian protests

The 2019 Ecuadorian protests are an ongoing series of protests and riots against the end of fuel subsidies and austerity measures adopted by President of Ecuador Lenín Moreno and his administration. Ecuadorian president Lenín Moreno was elected in 2017 on his PAIS Alliance's pledge to follow with outgoing President Rafael Correa's left-wing economic policies that had transformed Ecuador through The Citizens' Revolution.

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Snapshots of Tortoise Restoration on Santa Fe Island

Snapshots of Tortoise Restoration on Santa Fe Island | Galapagos | Scoop.it
The latest annual monitoring trip to Santa Fe Island by the Giant Tortoise Restoration Initiative team revealed that the tortoises, who have similar genetic ancestry to the extinct Santa Fe Island tortoise species, are thriving in their new home and are benefiting the island ecosystem.
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How Ecuador is falling back in love with chocolate

How Ecuador is falling back in love with chocolate | Galapagos | Scoop.it
With Ecuador hailed as the birthplace of chocolate, local producers, chefs and farmers are once again being creative with cacao.
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Galapagos is going Luxury

Galapagos is going Luxury | Galapagos | Scoop.it
Galapagos cruises are going upscale, new luxury yachts and ships replace out-dated boats in Darwin's enchanted isles. Let us help you choose your cruise.
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Volunteer stories : General Care Projects in Ecuador by Mayou Desjardins

Volunteer stories : General Care Projects in Ecuador by Mayou Desjardins | Galapagos | Scoop.it
阅读前志愿者们的国际志愿者经历。 英文 : General Care Projects in Ecuador by Mayou Desjardins.
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BrightVibes

BrightVibes | Galapagos | Scoop.it
We believe in the power of Contagiously Inspiring Stories. As an opposing force to the torrent of negative news that leaves people numb, we put positive change makers in the spotlight. With our stories we want to inspire you to also have positive impact.
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Ukuleles help students learn English

Ukuleles help students learn English | Galapagos | Scoop.it
Have ukelele, will travel.That sums up the March break plans of Catherine Gorecki and Genevieve Rochette.Gorecki, now retired after a longtime teaching career, and Rochette, an early childhood educator, are making a 5,000-kilometre trip to Banos, Ecuador, to teach ukulele at St.
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S. Korea Supports ‘Zero Fossil Fuel’ Galapagos with Renewable Energy Technology

S. Korea Supports ‘Zero Fossil Fuel’ Galapagos with Renewable Energy Technology | Galapagos | Scoop.it
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Junior miner discovers possible Spanish gold road in Ecuadorian jungle - BNN Bloomberg

Junior miner discovers possible Spanish gold road in Ecuadorian jungle - BNN Bloomberg | Galapagos | Scoop.it
A Canadian junior mining company says it has discovered remnants of a road in Ecuador that may have been built about 450 years ago by the Colonial Spanish to transport gold ingots from two mining centres.
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Park and GC Evaluate Ecological Status of Española Island

Park and GC Evaluate Ecological Status of Española Island | Galapagos | Scoop.it
September 17, 2019 A team of rangers and scientists from the Galapagos National Park Directorate and Galapagos Conservancy recently traveled to Española Island to evaluate its ecological state as part of the Giant Tortoise Restoration Initiative (GTRI). Their research and … Continue reading →
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The Invasive Paper Wasp Nuisance in Galapagos

The Invasive Paper Wasp Nuisance in Galapagos | Galapagos | Scoop.it
By Mariana Bulgarella & Phil Lester of Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand  Sadly, this is yet another story about an invasive insect species negatively impacting the Galapagos Islands. The yellow paper wasp, Polistes versicolor, first reported in Galapagos in … Continue reading →
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At 187, He Is The Worlds Oldest Animal On Land

At 187, He Is The Worlds Oldest Animal On Land | Galapagos | Scoop.it
Jonathan, an inimitable Seychelles Giant Tortoise, was recently distinguished with the Guinness World Record for being the world’s oldest animal to walk,
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Calendar Winners

Calendar Winners | Galapagos | Scoop.it
Below are the winners of the 2019 Galapagos Conservancy Photo Contest, which appear in the 2020 calendar:   
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English —

English — | Galapagos | Scoop.it
The Galapagos Report shares diverse perspectives about how to meet the challenges of living in balance with our natural world.
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Baby Tortoises Show Up In The Galapagos Islands For The First Time In 100 Years!

Baby Tortoises Show Up In The Galapagos Islands For The First Time In 100 Years! | Galapagos | Scoop.it
For the first time in more than a century, baby tortoises were born on the Galápagos Islands. Conservationists have worked for decades to make this happen.
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Spirituality and storytelling in Afro-Ecuadorian communities

Spirituality and storytelling in Afro-Ecuadorian communities | Galapagos | Scoop.it
The term ‘Cimarrona’ refers to what Johis Alarcón calls “the wild female spirit”. In her ongoing visual project (itself titled Cimarrona), the Ecuadorian photographer explores identity in Afro-Ecuadorian communities through this lens.  While Alarcón had long been fascinated with the notion of spirituality, it was a conversation with a close friend – the pan-African activist Sista... Read more »
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Preserving Paradise with Projects Galapagos

Preserving Paradise with Projects Galapagos | Galapagos | Scoop.it
Conservation and Education Volunteer Projects in the Galapagos Islands
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Have Japanese Ornithologists Cracked the Mystery of the Nazca Lines? | Ancient Origins

Have Japanese Ornithologists Cracked the Mystery of the Nazca Lines? | Ancient Origins | Galapagos | Scoop.it
The Nazca Lines are among the most mysterious archaeological sites in all of Latin America. However, a team of Japanese experts has published a study claiming the bird images have been wrongly classified for years, and their reclassification has led to a new theory on the purpose behind the designs.
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